Myths & Truths: the Social Security Trust Account

Breaking down the Social Security Trustee Report, facts about the program’s financial health and why social insurance cannot increase the deficit.  Also, bringing the latest news from the BP Oil Spill Disaster settlement, Brian Barr from Levin Papantonio Thomas Mitchell Rafferty & Proctor, P.A. joins the program.  Use this post as today’s thread.  Click thru for links and updates.

Link to Trudy Lieberman’s article on the Media and Social Security Debate in last week’s Columbia Journalism Review.

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12 Responses to Myths & Truths: the Social Security Trust Account

  1. HolyCity2012 says:
  2. Mother Jones Mother Jones ‏ @MotherJones

    As the economy deteriorates, so does Social Security: via @kdrum

    [Kevin Drum explaines why the difference]


    Joe Scarborough said, again, this morning that Social Security is bankrupt….

    Bob Cesca ‏ @bobcesca_go

    Social Security Is Not Bankrupt. Not Even Close.


    The 2012 Social Security Trustees Report was issued the other day and — surprise — Social Security isn’t bankrupt like everyone in the press and in the Republican Party (and Democratic Party in some cases) are telling you.

    The most important take-away points from the 2012 Trustees Report will be that Social Security has a large and growing surplus; that without any Congressional action, Social Security will continue to pay benefits to America’s eligible working families for decades; and that with modest legislated increases in revenue, it will continue to pay those benefits for the next century and beyond.

    Atrios noted that Mark Warner (D-VA) is lying about the Trustees Report, suggesting that it says the fund “runs dry” by 2033.


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  6. Center on Budget Center on Budget ‏ @CenterOnBudget

    Statement of Robert Greenstein on the 2012 #SocialSecurity Trustees’ Report

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    Poll: 65% say they trust govt less because big donors to #SuperPACs have more influence than regular voters

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    Good to hear you Bib’s

  9. Obama talking at Chapel Hill, SC to college students:

    Says to the students: “Now check this out, I’m the president of the United States, but [clapping and laughter] But, Michele and I just paid off our student loans 8 year ago!”

  10. HolyCity2012 says:

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  11. Thanks for setting the record straight about Social Security.

    I really learned a lot from listening to this podcast.

  12. edik i am 100% sure you are rigth you and your staff are doing the work of the government thank you.go after there butt.

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