Fact checking the State of the Union

Looking to The New York Times for fact-checking of something written by Republicans should always make one skeptical.  But the newspaper is out with a revised analysis showing most of the statements made by the president in his Tuesday February 4th speech to Congress are either true or mostly true.  We should expect as given that most politicians would of course exaggerate or try to reap credit for good news that may not be directly attributable to him/her.  But what about Social Security?  The president said, “We will always protect your Medicare and your Social Security– always.”  Of course what does this really mean in the age when both programs are headed for insolvency in 2026 and 2035 respectively?  President Trump has put nothing forward to address either, though critics are seizing on one comment two weeks ago suggesting he is open to entitlement cuts.  Of course Congress has also passed nothing to reform either program.  Read the entire fact-checking of the speech here and then the Association of Mature American Citizen’s (AMAC) bipartisan proposal to preserve and modernize Social Security along with a plan to allow younger workers to build significant wealth here.

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