For Immediate Release
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167
On Deficit: Social Security "Not the Trouble, It's the Target"
BARBARA KENNELLY, PAMELA TAINTER CAUSEY
Kennelly is president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security;
Causey is communications director for the group. Kennelly said today:
"Social Security has not contributed one thin dime to the current
deficit. It should not be used as a 'piggy bank' to pay our way out of
the fiscal hole we find ourselves in. Social Security has its own
dedicated source of revenue and it is fully financed for decades to
come. In fact, Social Security is the only major government program
that has been running sustained surpluses over the years, and this has
helped mask the true size of the real deficit."
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security recently released a document titled "The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform: 'Social Security is Not the Trouble; It's Just the Target.'"
See their blog at EntitledToKnow.org
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