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Official Lies

Vic54 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:00 AM
I love Dr. Williams columns and look forward to them, BUT, I really wish he would avoid comments like "a greater number of people are living off government welfare programs than are paying taxes." This must include people on Social Security and Medicare who have paid enormous amounts into the system and may or may not have received like amounts in return. Not even close to welfare programs.
Manny41 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 10:47 AM
Unless you are thinking of retirees applying for SS today, previous retirees reaped the benefit of far greater benefits than contributions in both SS and Medicare. Remember, this was a program established when the life expectancy was less than the eligibility age, a Democrat fraud from the inception.

Let's expose presidential prevarication. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama warned that Social Security checks will be delayed if Congress fails to increase the government's borrowing authority by raising the debt ceiling. However, there's an issue with this warning. According to the 2012 Social Security trustees report, assets in Social Security's trust funds totaled $2.7 trillion, and Social Security expenditures totaled $773 billion. Therefore, regardless of what Congress does about the debt limit, Social Security recipients are guaranteed their checks. Just take the money from the $2.7 trillion assets held in trust.

Which is the lie, Social Security checks must be...