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Debunking Common Myths about Social Security

For many years, conservatives opposed to Social Security have created and perpetuated a number of myths regarding our social safety net. Following are just a few of those myths and the non-partisan truth about the program: Myth 1 – We … Continue reading

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Social Security and the Deficit Hawks — Podcast April 11, 2011

Social Security and the Deficit Hawks: Why Social Security isn’t an entitlement, and isn’t going broke, despite what conservative Republicans would like you to believe. https://verdevalleyindependentdemocrats.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/DemPerspective-04-11-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS

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Social Security Is Insurance. Not An Entitlement.

Shamed by scenes of the elderly living in abject poverty following the Great Depression, Congress passed the Social Security Act which was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt on August 14, 1935. At the time, poverty rates among senior … Continue reading

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