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All Fact-checks for Social Security
stated on August 22, 2023 in campaign website
Sen. Rick Scott “wants to … end Social Security and Medicare coverage.”
stated on July 9, 2023 in an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo
Federal “agencies and government have grown 50% since 2019.”
stated on May 5, 2023 in an interview with Newsmax
“Donald Trump himself wrote a book where he was talking about the need to increase the age of eligibility for Social Security to 70.”
stated on April 24, 2023 in Public statement
Says Social Security is a “legal Ponzi scheme.”
stated on March 4, 2023 in a digital advertisement
"Ron DeSantis wants to raise the retirement age to 70."
National Republican Senatorial Committee
stated on February 21, 2023 in YouTube ad
“Tammy Baldwin wants to take away” Medicare and Social Security.
stated on January 12, 2023 in a Facebook post
"Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit or the national debt."
Senate Majority PAC
stated on October 24, 2022 in a political ad
“Ted Budd voted to cut Medicare and Social Security and voted to raise the retirement age, too.”
stated on November 1, 2022 in a speech in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
"On my watch, for the first time in 10 years, seniors are getting an increase in their Social Security checks."
stated on October 19, 2022 in an ad
"Don Bolduc wants to cut trillions from Medicare and end Social Security."
stated on October 26, 2022 in a newspaper interview
Blake Masters “wants to privatize” Social Security.
stated on October 19, 2022 in social media posts
A House Republican plan says that if the GOP wins the majority, “Retirees who have a pension, IRAs, 401k, disabled veteran benefits will be ineligible for Social Security benefits.”
stated on September 13, 2022 in Public statement
Says Ron Johnson "wants to put Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block every single year."
stated on August 8, 2022 in an interview
On privatizing Social Security.
stated on July 21, 2022 in a Facebook post
“People born before 1957 are getting $1,728 added to their Social Security checks.”
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
stated on May 2, 2022 in News release
Republican politicians are pushing a plan "that could raise taxes on almost one in three Wisconsinites and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years."
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
stated on March 29, 2022 in an ad
“Senate Republicans’ plan" would "end Social Security" and "end Medicare."
stated on March 16, 2022 in Campaign ad
Says Ron Johnson "is supporting the Republican plan that phases out Social Security and Medicare."
stated on January 3, 2019 in a Facebook post
Retired U.S. presidents and members of Congress collect full salaries “for life."
Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC
stated on November 10, 2021 in a Facebook post
“Trump cut Social Security benefits by over $3 billion.”
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By Jon Greenberg • August 10, 2020
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By Jon Greenberg • August 10, 2020
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Latest promises about Social Security
Put Social Security on a path to long-run solvency
Expand and increase Social Security benefits
Make no cuts to Social Security
Oppose efforts to privatize Social Security
Streamline the Social Security disability approval process
Lift the payroll tax cap on earnings above $250,000
Expand the Senior Corps volunteer program