Democrats call it a ‘cut.’ Compared to what?
Lobby groups fight like animals over health care costs — implausible statistics vs. fact-free stereotypes.
Democrats harness false assumptions to generate projections that individual Social Security accounts would be losers.
Liberal group’s ad features movie hero Jimmy Stewart. But historic reality was often ugly.
The group’s latest TV ad passes off Social Security’s problems as minor; claims Bush’s solution would demolish the program.
A conservative group again overstates the Social Security shortfall, and attacks Democrats for doing nothing.
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.