Progress for America says Social Security will sink like the Titanic, a big exaggeration.
We explore just how “moderate” these reforms are, and what exactly they do to solve the system’s long-term deficit.
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.
That term could give the wrong idea. Bush also makes private accounts sound like a sure thing, which they are not.
Liberal group’s ad falsely claims Bush plan would cut benefits 46 percent.
Bush and Cheney say yes. But actuaries say the figure is “likely to mislead” the public on the system’s true financial state.
Pro-Bush group’s first TV ad states the problem correctly. But the AARP uses a misleading photo.
More than 21,000 respond to our survey. A very few say we tilt left. Even fewer say we tilt right.
Our post-election plans: Regroup, redesign, refocus. We’ll improve our coverage for 2005 and beyond.
Bush and Kerry repeat discredited claims in their final flurry of ads. Here’s our pre-election summary of the misinformation we found during the Bush-Kerry presidential campaign.