False claims that Illinois woman Patty Nye blasted Sen. Dick Durbin for calling seniors the greediest generation ever are based on an earlier (and unproven) rumor involving a woman named Patty Myers and Sen. Alan Simpson.
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.”
False rumors that Congress is getting a $20,000 raise in 2018 while seniors see Social Security benefits go up $2 per month circulated in December 2017.
When it comes to claims that GOP tax reforms cut Medicare, Medicare and Social Security, and add $2.4 trillion to the federal deficit, it depends who you ask.