A popular tweet claimed that the former president lowered the top tax rate from 70 percent to 28 percent, balancing it with a novel income tax on Social Security Benefits.
The effects of a plan pushed by Trump depend on whether there is legislation passed to cover that cost.
A January 2020 set of two tweets (by Soledad O’Brien and Donald Trump) involved a claim that the Trump administration’s 2020 budget planned to cut a huge chunk from Social Security.
A long-running falsehood about social security payouts continues to be spread online.
Claims that “our ancestors” who emigrated to the U.S. had no access to pensions or other types of aid when they arrived are ahistorical.
On May 1 2019, the Facebook page for youth conservative outreach organization Turning Point USA shared a meme (archived here) purporting to detail “the truth” about several changes made to Social Security over the years: https://www.facebook.com/turningpointusa/photos/a.376802782368444/2202678636447507/?type=3&theater An appended status update read “Unbelievable… #BigGovSucks,” and the meme claimed: THE TRUTH ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY LIBERALS MOVED SOCIAL […]
Weeks before the 2018 United States’ midterm elections, propaganda from across the political spectrum flew thick and fast. Some of it contained grains of truth, while other stories were completely made up, such as a particularly lazy cut-and-paste meme that appeared in mid-October: The meme asks rhetorically, without citation or supporting evidence: Were any of you aware […]
It’s true that 233 members of Congress supported a bill that would have stripped Social Security’s $2.9 trillion surplus, but the measure failed.
A Facebook group that posts fabricated reports is behind false reports that Obamacare Article 54 takes effect on May 1, 2018, diverting 30 percent of Social Security benefits to “the undocumented.”
Details about “freedom checks’ are scarce, but most claims are tied to well-known dividend reinvestment plans that aren’t viewed as a way to get rich quick.