This information is vital when debating right-wingers who blame a large part of the deficit on Social Security...The Washington Post Fact Checker
“Social Security has not added one penny to the deficit.”
— Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.), Nov. 27, 2012
In 2011, we evaluated a similar statement about Social Security and gave it a relatively rare rating — “true but false” — which seemed to please no one.
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