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Democrats’ Latest Lie: Claim Republicans Will Take Social Security Away From Anyone With a Pension, IRA, 401K, or Veterans Benefits

Posted on Monday, October 24, 2022
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by AMAC, Bob Carlstrom
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Democratic operatives are worried about the November elections and are rolling out an old strategy to stop the bleeding: lie about Republicans’ plans for Social Security. Their liberal allies on social media are quickly sharing doctored images of Republicans’ Commitment to America (the real Commitment to America is available here) that says the party will “Make Social Security solvent by eliminating double-dipping.” A claim made nowhere in the actual document published by House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy.

The fake image being shared on social media

The doctored image goes further to say any retiree “who have a pension, IRAs, 401k, disabled veteran benefits will be ineligible for Social Security benefits. Raise the age for Medicare eligibility to 75 and eligibility ends for anyone over the age of 90. Tax Disable Veteran benefits. Tax employer sponsored [sic] health care plans.”

Let me be clear, nowhere in the Commitment to America is there a plan to cut Social Security benefits for any seniors, change Medicare eligibility, or add new taxes.

Some social media users are now claiming the “screenshot” is from the original version of the document and has since been deleted. However, the deception becomes even more obvious when the image is looked at closer, there are areas where the image has been photoshopped to remove previous text with white boxes and lines covering the background image. Look at the white box on the right side of the second and third paragraphs, clearly covering up the original text to make this fake text. Additionally, the font used on the image is different from the font used by the official website.

Democrats are also failing to talk about the major issue that will impact Social Security in a decade. As the Social Security trust fund is depleted it will move to a cash basis, meaning it can only pay out benefits equal to the tax revenues coming in, a roughly 23% benefit cut for every senior on Social Security. Doing nothing guarantees a cut to seniors, if Republicans are able to re-take Congress, it is the perfect opportunity to pass bipartisan reforms like the Social Security Guarantee that protect current seniors, encourage saving for future retirees, and made modest adjustments to the program to make it relevant to today’s realities.

I encourage all AMAC members to be vigilant on social media to look for lies like this one and feel free to share this article to bring truth to the surface.

Bob Carlstrom is the President of AMAC Action.

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Jewell Thiebaud
Jewell Thiebaud
1 year ago

The democrats have done this every election since I’ve been paying attention to politics. They’ve used this tactic every time and people believe them. They don’t care about anything but themselves. I wouldn’t vote for a democrat. They are all cheats and liars and go to Washington for one reason- money. Why anyone would vote democrat………

Hal
Hal
1 year ago

NO surprise that the DumboCrats will use lies and deception as a political ploy. They have been doing that for many decades longer than the life of an octogenarian. It is easier to successfully rig an election outcome if it is prefaced by some nasty lies about the opposition .. that is SOP for the DemocRat Commie Party and has been for many years. In politics there are no penalties for lies. If there were jail time penalties for lies in politics, the DemocRats politicos would overwhelm the incarceration capacity in the USA.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

Add that Lie they said yesterday on Communist News Network Show (Ready?) that PETS (Yes, Pets)
causes GLOBAL WARMING.
Just like GLOBAL WARMING LIE…They Don’t Tell You that the ANTARCTIC ICE
Has Been INCREASING Since 1979 and Temperatures in the U.S. have been Decreasing Since the 1930’s except for year 1980, but HAVE BEEN DECREASING SINCE while So-called Scientists play politics LYING to everybody.
You know, like the CDC LIES.

Thomas, Of Texas
Thomas, Of Texas
1 year ago

Ahh, that will be the Demonrats themselves.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Good grief . This BS is as old as Vietnam when the Dems first started spinning this old,
worn-out yarn. “They’re going to take away your SS”. Apparently this must work because they
have used this for 50 years. Next week, you will hear the other worn out yarn which is “The Repubs are engaged in a war on women ” Yep, that’s an old one too. Nothing fresh because they have nothing.

Boz
Boz
1 year ago

They’ve been pushing this one for 50 years.

Art
Art
1 year ago

A seasoned citizen I am. This broken record gets played just about the time of any federal election. It is the “Race Card” of certain election cycles. MY SUGGESTION— STOP TELLING ME ABOUT THE PROBLEM. FIX THE D**N THING!!!!!!! THE DEMOCRATS HAVE MORE EXCUSES AND ISSUES THAN AN EXOTIC DANCER IN TORONTO.

J. Farley
J. Farley
1 year ago

People don’t get sucked in the Democrats and their never-ending LIE’S, the Democrats absolutely cannot or will not tell the truth, about anything. my wife saw the Democrats BS and was afraid to vote for the Republican candidate for Senator until I informed her that it was false advertising.
I learned over 50 years that you can’t trust a thing the Demonrats say, not one thing.
We all need to call, text, email, send by carrier pigeon the facts to every friend family member to send a message to all Democrats on election day the more you lie, the more we will vote against them until none of them are left at any level of Government.
If they can’t learn to drive, take away the Keys to the car (Control of Government) until they show they can be responsible to drive as the Constitution Dictates and by Gods Law!
Make America Great Again —- Vote Republican all the way!

Jeb
Jeb
1 year ago

Can you imagine the civil war that would occur if SS were taken away. Taking SS away would cross ALL political leanings, races, religions, genders, incomes, every breathing American..

Joey Mize
Joey Mize
1 year ago

It is really amazing that they can’t come up with anything that implies negative content from the Republican programs. They are so busy being negative and throwing bricks across the board that they do not see the real handwriting on the wall ” THE AMERICAN PUBLIC ARE SICK OF THE LIES AND HALF TRUTHS” ” the country and our freedom are at risk and we have not begun to address these issues in the last 2 years. Now it is to the point of no return. It will take the Republicans 4 years to fix what this administration has done to every aspect of the economy and even then it will take 5 more years to recover as it did after Obama and the ruin that we incurred during that democratic period. There has to be a complete turnaround and this mid term may be the final straw or the beginning of a quality turnaround. Anyone with have a brain can see the seriousness of what is and has happened. The current administration does not care about the AMERICAN PUBLIC or OUR FUTURE. They care more about what CHINA FEELS WE ARE NOT DOING TO PROMOTE THEIR ( CHINA’S ) IMAGE.

Golfhoncho
Golfhoncho
1 year ago

The Demo_rats are the only party that has messed with Social Security. Under LBJ and his D controlled Congress, SSA funds were moved from a secure, dedicated fund to the General Fund and spent long ago. Under BJ Clinton and a D-R split Congress, SSA benefits became taxable income; VP Algore cast the deciding vote. SSA “funds” now held by the Treasury are but IOU’s (promises to pay). As the ratio of workers paying into SSA to those receiving benefits continues to shrink, it may very well eventually reach a point where it will no longer work actuarially; as such, reforms are necessary. Today, we essentially have a system of transfer payments; whereby workers pay into SSA and those dollars are then paid out to beneficiaries.

Duluth Tom
Duluth Tom
1 year ago

Boy, are the Dems pulling out all the old scares. SS cuts. Medicare cuts. Make same sex marriage illegal. What else? Take the right to vote away from women and minorities? Evil white males…..

Judi Carroll
Judi Carroll
1 year ago

If it weren’t for lies, Democrats would have NO arguments at all.

Lisa Robinson
Lisa Robinson
1 year ago

The Fake Commitment to American is a Democrat wish-list. I believe the Dems would love to raise the age limit for Social Security. Retirees with a pension have already received SS cuts so this is not a future threat – it has already happened. Probably courtesy of the Democrats who claim they love everybody.

porterv
porterv
1 year ago

Never underestimate the ability of Democrats to lie, cheat, and steal.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Okay, but would like an explanation of what Trump planned on doing to Social Security if elected in 2020. During his term, he deferred payments to FICA in 2019 for people that chose to do so & said if reelected, he might forgive these….and that he would roll SS funds in to General Fund. Why would this be good for Social Security as it appears to me that this would be another way for Govt. to not repay funds they have borrowed from this separate fund. If left as is, estimate is SS will be funded until 2034. Do not let either party roll this into the General Fund , which is increasing our Fed Debt by Trillions during the last 13-years.

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Just read that person campaigning for Rubio was attacked by 4-people in Florida Sunday night, and person was hospiialized with serious injuries. What is wrong with people in this country & I hope the attackers are put away so they do not do this again. And both Democrats & Republicans must quit making comments that encourage people to attack others that do not agree with them.

Jamesnordness
Jamesnordness
1 year ago

Bastards

Sid
Sid
1 year ago

Lying liars lie. It’s what the Bolsheviks, I mean Democrats do.

Alfred Henneberger
Alfred Henneberger
1 year ago

This has happened before. Waaaay back in the 1990s, I overheard two women talking in a laundromat that the Republicans would stop paying out Social Security if they got in office. The two decided to have planned elective surgery before the end of the year ‘just in case.’ Sadly, at least two people believed the ploy. I’m sure there will be those who believe it this time around too.

Joel Keller
Joel Keller
1 year ago

You can tell the document is fake by the poor quality of the language in it. Republicans speak more coherently than what’s in this.

Cc
Cc
1 year ago

Why are people of a different political position being attacked??? You should really ask why does a law enforcement officer conside.suspension ,arrest, jail, and prison when defending the public or …

Sam
Sam
1 year ago

The democrats have taken away social security through inflation!

Richard Mitchell
Richard Mitchell
1 year ago

Here we go again! This SAME tactic from the Left. They have been trying this same one for many election cycles, and it has NEVER been true… So tired of these same lies from the Left… WHY can’t the Left/Right run solely on a campaign platform. WHY do they HAVE TO RESORT to these kinds (Lies) of scare tactics. Are their platforms so weak/non-existent? Do they have NOTHING of their own to offer? WHY MUST THEY LIE?

Truc Nguyen
Truc Nguyen
1 year ago

Thank you so much for your help to expose the lies of despaired Democrats before Nov. 8 election. It’s appreciated very much.

Jeanette
Jeanette
1 year ago

Joe Biden since he was a Senator has tried to end Social Security. Vote on November 8th to begin the move to end the insanity of Communism.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Oh good grief. Is this our first election ? For FIFTY years, the dims always….always….
always say before any 2 year election: “the repubs are going to take away your SS” So now
after 50 years we still have SS. This BS must work for the dims because they always bring it up.
Next week’s BS line will be : “the repubs are engaged in a war on women”. LIke SS, it happens in every election season. Take it to the bank

Karen
Karen
1 year ago

Typical politics……the Dems are scared to death. They are going to lose their allowance and power. They are evil, evil, evil. Vote next Tuesday for Reps. It’s life or death.

Hal-
Hal-
1 year ago

Another example of the DemocRats charging negative falsehoods about something they are guilty for.

El Ey
El Ey
1 year ago

It’s the day after election and it seems like the evil democrats will mostly still be in power. I’m saddened but, I just kept telling myself that this is temporary. Probably 2024 will have a better outcome for us conservatives??? I’ll keep on praying and will always hope that our country will not become a third world country or become a communist country.
May God bless us all.

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