Saturday, March 19, 2005

Factually inaccurate ads from pro-Bush group Progress for America

Recycled Exaggerations: Local Ads Pressure Congress In Home States


The pro-Bush group Progress for America released a new TV ad
highlighting Social Security’s long-term fiscal deficit by telling voters that
the system will go bankrupt “sooner than you think.” But the ad fails to
mention that the system isn't projected to go "bankrupt" for another 37
years, when the Trust Fund is exhausted. And even then, neutral experts
agree Social Security could still pay between 70 and 80 percent of
currently scheduled benefits.

The group also takes aim at “National Democrats” for having no plan to
address the system's financial shortfall. It’s quite true that
Congressional Democrats have not endorsed a specific plan, but neither has
President Bush.

See the link below for the full article: