Liberal group’s ad features movie hero Jimmy Stewart. But historic reality was often ugly.
Month: March 2005
AARP Claims Bush’s Plan Is a Homewrecker
The group’s latest TV ad passes off Social Security’s problems as minor; claims Bush’s solution would demolish the program.
Recycled Exaggerations: Local Ads Pressure Congress in Home States
A conservative group again overstates the Social Security shortfall, and attacks Democrats for doing nothing.
Pro-Bush Group Overstates Social Security Shortfall
Progress for America says Social Security will sink like the Titanic, a big exaggeration.
AARP Says Social Security Needs ‘Moderate’ Changes
We explore just how “moderate” these reforms are, and what exactly they do to solve the system’s long-term deficit.
False Attacks Over ‘Windfalls’ to Wall Street
We find that brokers netted only 16 cents in fees to manage a $10,000 retirement account under the federal retirement system on which Bush is modeling his private Social Security accounts.