Sunday, October 24, 2010

A headline that caught my eye

Here it is:

For Your Doorknocking: Eight False Things The Public “Knows”

Just some fact clarifications that are worth reading about as the election nears.

Here's a sample:

7) [False belief:] Social Security is a Ponzi scheme, is "going broke," people live longer, fewer workers per retiree, etc.

Reality: Social Security has run a surplus since it began, has a trust fund in the trillions, is completely sound for at least 25 more years and cannot legally borrow so cannot contribute to the deficit (compare that to the military budget!) Life expectancy is only longer because fewer babies die; people who reach 65 live about the same number of years as they used to.

There are more.

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