Category Archives: Big Lies About Social Security

Big Lie #1 Revisited – Paying Social Security Benefits Makes The Deficit Worse

Remember back to February, when I wrote Big Lie #1 – Cutting Social Security’s Administrative Budget Helps Reduce the Deficit. At that time, I was only talking about the administrative budget, which is the money SSA needs to process the … Continue reading

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Big Lie #3 – Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Are Fraudulent Freeloaders

One of the most maddening Big Lies we hear from the conservative side of the political spectrum is that disabled individuals who receive benefits from any government source, specifically from Social Security, are committing fraud, are just freeloaders, that they … Continue reading

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Big Lie #2 – Social Security Is A Giant Ponzi Scheme; I’ll Never Get My Money Back

Updated March 14, 2011, at about 10:57 PM to add a brief explanation of Ponzi schemes, and to correct several small errors. A couple of days ago I read an angry letter that a reader of a local newspaper in … Continue reading

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Big Lie #1 – Cutting Social Security’s Administrative Budget Helps Reduce The Deficit

Josef Goebbels, the Nazi Minister of Propaganda, once famously said, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State … Continue reading

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