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Social Security

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FACT CHECK: Social Security Prompts Debate Miscues

Rick Perry 1.0 thought Social Security was a “disease” inflicted on the population by the federal government.


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Good Question: Is Social Security A Ponzi Scheme?

When you hear “Ponzi scheme,” you think Bernie Madoff, Tom Petters, but perhaps not Social Security.


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New Social Security Scam Hits Midwest

There’s a new scam in town and the crooks aren’t using the Internet to get to their victims.


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Deputies: Mother, Son’s Bodies Discovered In Wis.

Sheriff’s officials in northwestern Wisconsin say the bodies of an elderly woman and her son have been found in their home and that the mother may have been dead for years.


Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters after signing copies of his new book, "Courage to Stand," at the Family Christian Book Store January 30, 2011 in Ankeny, Iowa. Pawlenty is eyeing a run for the GOP presidential nomination and has made several trips to Iowa, which will be holding its famous "first in the nation" caucus in about a year. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

In Florida, Pawlenty Calls For Entitlement Reform

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is calling for fundamental changes in Social Security and other entitlement programs during a visit to senior-rich Florida.


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Pawlenty Eyes Limits On Social Security Benefits

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says limiting Social Security payments to wealthier Americans could help the nation confront its mounting national deficit.


Reality Check: Political Ads Scaring Seniors

You would think seniors already have enough problems, like not getting a Social Security cost of living increase this year. However, this year, politicians are trying to scare senior voters with ads that are cynical and untrue.


Reality Check: Bachmann And Social Security

Tarryl Clark accurately represents what Michele Bachmann said about Social Security. But the ad uses deceptive images that could mislead seniors into thinking they might lose their benefits.




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