Republican-leaning group that calls itself “the conservative alternative” to AARP.
Issues: Social Security
Americans United for Change
Americans United for Change is a liberal group whose message closely mirrors that of the Obama White House.
Real People Really Misleading in Florida
Competing Attack Ads in Florida Miss Mark
Arkansas Race Off to Misleading Start
VA Democrats Throw the Book at Cuccinelli
Outside Attacks in Massachusetts
Durbin (Again) Denies Social Security’s Red Ink
Sen. Richard Durbin says that “Social Security does not add one penny to our debt.” That’s false. It was wrong 21 months ago, when Durbin said it once before, and it’s even more off the mark now.
The federal government for the first time in its history had to borrow money in 2010 to cover Social Security benefits to retired and disabled workers — a trend that worsened in 2011 and will not change at any point in the future unless changes are made.
Falsehoods Flying in Connecticut Senate Race
Linda McMahon falsely claims in a TV ad that Rep. Chris Murphy “voted to raise middle-class Social Security taxes.” The ad cites two votes on end-of-year tax deals — but neither bill would have increased the payroll tax that funds Social Security:
Murphy voted against the 2010 tax deal that extended the Bush-era tax cuts and reduced the Social Security payroll tax for one year. But voting against cutting Social Security taxes is not the same as voting to raise them.