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Democrats Latest Lies About Social Security

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In the days and weeks before Election Day, it is common for the rhetoric to heat up on the campaign trail. But as both sides ramped up their attacks on one another with each passing day, some campaigns made the mistake of going too far, sometimes in an embarrassing way. Both sides have been known at times to engage in some exaggeration on policy issues, but on entitlements Democrats in particular are known for their outlandish and shocking lies. 

One of the most embarrassing and laugh out loud moments of the campaign came days before the 2022 election. On November 1st, the White House posted a tweet that boasted, “Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.” The problem with the tweet is that social security payments are tied to the federal cost of living adjustment, which is tied to inflation, which is at a 40-year high of nearly 9% thanks to President Biden and Washington Democrats’ reckless out of control spending. 

The 8.7% bonus coming to seniors next year will actually cost seniors more in the long run and puts even further strain on the entitlement program that is facing insolvency within a generation. The gaffe prompted Twitter, now privately owned by Elon Musk, to attach a “context” note to the tweet, following a rush of users who pointed out the false flag operation. Ultimately, the public pressure was too much for President Biden and they eventually deleted the tweet because “the point was incomplete” the White House said to Fox News Digital. Despite being deleted the following day, the tweet will be archived in compliance with the federal Presidential Records Act that requires all federal acts to be archived by administration for historical accuracy. 

One of the most tried and tested Democratic campaign lies of the last half century has centered around social security. In 2020, Democrats screamed from the mountain tops that President Trump’s plan would cut social security, despite the fact that Trump issued no such plan and made no statement to that effect. 

This cycle, “Democrats running for Congress and outside groups supporting them spent $50.4 million on negative and contrast TV ads about Social Security or Medicare from Sept. 14, after primary elections ended, through Oct. 26, according to media tracking firm AdImpact,” Bloomberg Government reports

Things have even gotten personal, like Wisconsin where former President Obama recently held a campaign rally for Democratic Senate candidate Mandela Barnes. “…if Ron Johnson does not understand that – if he understands giving tax breaks for private planes more than he understands making sure that seniors who’ve worked all their lives are able to retire with dignity and respect – he’s not the person who’s thinking about you and knows you and sees you, and he should not be your senator from Wisconsin!”, Obama said, in a thinly veiled swipe at Johnson’s son who has a pilot’s license and owns a small plane.

“Democrats will protect Social Security. We’ll protect Medicare. Republicans like Rick Scott and Ron Johnson want to put it on the chopping block,” Biden tweeted days before the election.

“All they do is they trot out the same old lies, you know, the Republicans want to end Social Security, we want to put it on the chopping block. Nothing could be further from the truth,” Johnson told Fox News. “We want to save social security. We want to bring down inflation. We want to reduce massive deficit spending that sparked inflation.”

Republican National Committee Chairwoman also shot back at Democrats. “I say that’s scare tactics,” McDaniel said on “Fox News Sunday,” adding that “people on fixed incomes right now are dealing with a huge issue with inflation.”

Democrats continue to come up with creative ways to lie about social security while simultaneously employing one of their timeless classics, using fear as a driver. As the truth has prevailed in the past, and history can attest, Democrats will stop at nothing to win control. They’ll even use the livelihood of seniors, threaten American families, and lie about Republicans who are willing to step up and have the tough conversations that Democrats are afraid to engage in with the American people.

Bob Carlstrom is President of AMAC Action 


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Terry Johnston
1 month ago

I was a Democrat until I saw Johnson who was one of the most crooked and started taxing SS

Smike
2 months ago

This article belongs in politics not finance.

Rich
2 months ago

One more reason why we don’t need another politician. We need a smart business man. Kind of like the REAL president.

Smike
2 months ago

Two items you don’t mess with, social security and the military. Some of our GOP candidates did and they got called on it. The GOP needs to get their act together, develop an agenda and stop shooting from the hip. We need solutions not criticism. Socialism is kicking us around because we aren’t listening to the people, we don’t need someone who wants to be king. We need someone who wants to Make America Great Again, who plays by the rules, who acts, looks and talks like a leader.

Tamar
2 months ago

If I had a dime for every time a senior said to me that Republicans will cut Social Security and Medicare…! Yes, it is a lie, but it is an EFFECTIVE lie; and the Republicans do nothing to counter it! The GOP needs to start pushing back on these lies because by remaining silent they lend credence to them.

Robin W Boyd
2 months ago

I collect SS. I paid into the system all of my working life. I am only receiving a small portion of what I put into the system. SS is a Socialist program that should be phased out as all Socialist programs should be. No social control!

Robert Zuccaro
2 months ago

They use the lie of “Republicans want to take your Medicare and Social Security!” every election for as long as I remember… The only thing threatening them is a $32T national debt where just interest payments on foreign loans exceed our defense spending!

tempus
2 months ago

Like most federal programs, social security is an unconstitutional program.

Carlos
2 months ago
Reply to  tempus

Duh.

Lord BK
2 months ago

unfortunately, Seniors fall for this crap. They star in political ads for money. I blame them for being so gullible. Oh, and I am of age.

Diane
2 months ago

Why is AMAC as well as other conservatives repeating the left’s agenda by referring to Social Security as “entitlements”??? Welfare is a form of entitlement… Social Security is NOT!!! I worked darn hard for that money that the government robbed me of and it is high time that confess takes a huge pay cut and those monies fully fund our Social Security account to pay us back. It is also high time that Republicans pass term limits as well as legislation that keeps their hands out of our Social Security account, and stop using our tax dollars to pay for illegal aliens free hotel and catered dinners and free checks for brand new vehicles….if someone cannot pass a driver’s Ed test written in English, they shouldn’t be driving because they can’t read the road signs! There are a few things to get started with starting with calling our Social Security monies, OUR money!

John A. Lowe
2 months ago
Reply to  Diane

You are right on target Diane

Ken Johnson
2 months ago
Reply to  John A. Lowe

No, Diane is way off base. NO ONE HAS PAID ENOUGH TO COVER ALL THE “ENTITLEMENTS” the Democrats and RINOs have “made available” to seniors.

Barb
2 months ago
Reply to  Diane

Absolutely agree with you

Janet B
2 months ago
Reply to  Diane

You are totally correct. Its time that the Democrats pay back the funds stolen from Social Security to fund the Vietnam War under LBJ. Originally it was a “loan” that had not structured pay back or interest payments. There would be absolutely no discussions about Social Security or Medicare running out of funds if the sticky fingers had not dipped into the pot. I began paying into both when I was 15 and paid in for 50 years when I had to take a disability retirement from my job. If nothing else, we have to elect Conservatives/Republicans or we can count on losing our benefits that we earned from years of hard work. And yes Diane, it is outrageous that they refer to our hard earned dollars (matched by our employers) as an “entitlement”.

Smike
2 months ago
Reply to  Diane

An entitlement is something you’re entitled to, something you earned, it’s yours. Some also refer to social security as a benefit – like your retirement. No one is entitled to welfare, it’s something they get because we are a kind and generous people. Some people refer to welfare as aid. Which is different from disaster relief. Social Security is important to a lot of us, including me. We need to protect it from the looters.

Duane
2 months ago

Lie, cheat, steal and scare the Populist to gain power. Motto of the leftist radical criminal marxist.

Wayne
2 months ago

Democrats lie. The sun rises in the east. Water is wet.

Marcia
2 months ago

This morning Nancy Pelosi said (which is a lie) that the Republicans want to end social security. Somehow, she forgot to say how the Democrats wants to give social security benefits to the illegals coming into the USA.

Ken Johnson
2 months ago
Reply to  Marcia

Which will destroy SS faster than they intended when this all began under Obama which will destroy the economy which is the aim of the socialists–see Alinsky’s “Rules for Radicals” which the Obamas, the Clintons, the Pelosis, the Bidens, etc., etc. all have studied. Hillary and Obama taught it to Democrats and anyone that will listen. Hillary wrote her term paper on it and espoused her live for him (I made up the last part about loving him.

Allan E Brem
2 months ago

What’s new?

johnh
2 months ago

Article states that Trump did not have a plan in 2020 to cut Social Security, which I agree with but: Trump said if re-elected would roll the SS funds into the General Fund !! As you brought this up, please explain why Trump wanted to do this, as SS is in a separate fund and has a huge surplus in 2020 & estimated to continue payments to year 2034. It appears that Trump plan was to put this in Gen Fund so the Govt. would not have to pay back the money it has borrowed from fund & the huge interest owed on this money. And that would make the Fed Debt look better for a few short years & would fool a lot of people. And Gen Fund would get the FICA taxes each year instead of the current separate fund. Our founders of Social Security were smart in 1935 by putting this in a separate fund as they feared that some future politicians would try to rob this fund. Please explain this move & would also make a great article in itself in my opinion.

Steven
2 months ago
Reply to  johnh

They ALREADY ARE part of the general fund in all but accounting. 100% of the so called Social Security Trust Fund is “invested” in government bonds. Therefore, actually paying out necessarily requires funding from exactly the same sources as the general fund. Social Security HAS NOT collected more than it pays out in several years. The very fact there IS a projected date to run out of funds disproves your claim of a surplus.

patriot
2 months ago

Lying is a requirement to be a Demoncrat. During every election time Dems trot out the tired old lie that Republicans are going to end Social Security and Medicare. Just ignore this old BS.
Smearing opponents with made up BS is another form of lying.
We never heard any sexual allegations against Herschel Walker until just before the election, when it is too late to disprove it before voting. This is a standard Dem. tactic, but unfortunately it works.
People accept falsehoods too easily and instead should be cynical and look for proof before accepting anything the Dems or their propaganda arm, the MSM puts out there.

Drue
2 months ago

The Demoncrats continue to use the same old scare tactics. The uninformed sheep will continue to believe these lies and the music goes on, and on……….

Sharon
2 months ago
Reply to  Drue

What I don’t understand is why when the media is interviewing democrats and they repeat that lie, nobody questions it, they just pass over it?

Wayne
2 months ago
Reply to  Sharon

That’s because the media are staffed by leftists. They know the democrats will lie, and the democrats know that the media will publish their lies as truth.

James J
2 months ago

doe ray me fa q biden

SweetLadyMary
2 months ago

Democrats are just doing what they do best and that is lying to get or stay in power. They are also not above cheating and doing whatever it takes to win.

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Been lying since Carter era ??

Philip Hammersley
2 months ago

LONG before that!

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