Distorts a thin link
Says Maine Democrat Jared Golden "supports using your Social Security to fund other government programs."
— Politifact National on Friday, November 2nd, 2018
Criminal complaint states that U.S. Postal Service employees confirmed 13 packages were mailed
The pipe bombs were never mailed.
— Politifact Facebook fact-checks on Monday, October 29th, 2018
Not a shred of evidence to support this claim
"Lindsay Parkhurst wants to take away programs like Social Security and Medicare that seniors have earned throughout their lifetimes."
— Politifact Illinois on Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Inflaming inboxes for years
Says President Barack Obama’s finance team is recommending a "1% tax on all transactions at any financial institution."
— Politifact New Jersey on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Minimum service: 5 years. Maximum pay: 80 percent.
Members of Congress "receive full pay retirement after serving one term."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 29th, 2011
Just plain wrong
Says "Congressman Eric Cantor wants to eliminate Social Security."
— Politifact Virginia on Thursday, April 14th, 2011
When splicing and dicing, please include at least the full sentence
"Politician Reid Ribble wants to phase out Social Security, forcing Wisconsin seniors to fend for themselves."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, September 27th, 2010
He's not the Scrooge he's made out to be
"Ganley said that if elected, he wants to ‘cut the dickens’ out of Social Security, Medicare and Veterans’ benefits."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, September 20th, 2010
Such attacks are almost as old as the program itself
"Sean Duffy backed plan to privatize Social Security."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, September 10th, 2010
Would a Florida congressman cross Grandma?
"Congressman McCollum voted to dismantle Social Security."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, March 4th, 2010
Blame Nixon, not Democratic Congress
"For the first time in history, the Democratic Congress will not allow an increase in the social security COLA (cost of living adjustment)."
— Politifact National on Monday, September 28th, 2009