The truth is undocumented immigrants have paid billions of dollars into the Social Security system but legally can't collect benefits. Claims to the contrary appear designed to undermine support for Social Security.
Sanders, who daily attacks the "billionaire class," is proposing Social Security changes that benefit the rich at the expense of the rest of us? Sound preposterous? That is because it is. Let's examine the facts.
Raising the debt limit, keeping the government open, and ensuring Social Security disability payments continue are no longer in harm's way. But this is nothing to celebrate.
A zero cost-of-living increase for Social Security is no small matter. You would be hard pressed to find a senior who has not seen the cost of medical care, prescription drugs, food and other necessities go up.
Once again, it’s clear that there is no crisis in Social Security’s financing. The fact is that not only can we afford the current levels of Social Security protection, we can afford to expand them.