GET SOCIAL SECURITY FACTS HERESep 14th, 2012 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Dr Jerry Elrod's Senior Moments Blog
Factual Information Only
A lot has been written about Social Security, some of it very distorted. Senior Citizen Journal.com (SCJ) tries to get the facts straight all the time. When we make a mistake, we admit it and correct it. We never distort the truth, nor do we publish lies. So here is the straight talk about Social Security, with links to articles that we published earlier.
- Many Baby Boomers are wondering about how to calculate their Social Security benefit upon retirement. This article tells you how to do that.
- A number of proposals are on the table that address issues of changing Social Security to make it more solvent. Here are the proposals, including a discussion of pros and cons.
- AARP is sponsoring a national conversation on Social Security and Medicare. This article gives an update on that talk.
- This article talks about the need to increase Social Security benefits, instead of decreasing them.
- Here is a discussion about the FY2011 Social Security Trust Fund Report.
- Here is another ‘straight talk’ about the real cost of Social Security and Medicare. A lot of distortions are on the block in this discussion.
- This article identifies Social Security as insurance, not an entitlement.
- And finally, this one talks about why Social Security and Medicare should not be cut, dismantled or changed in a way that negatively affects seniors.
Assurance of No Lies or Distortions
We’ve only gone back a few months in the SCJ archives. If you would like to read more about Social Security, and be reassured that you are only getting facts, just go to Senior Citizen Journal and enter ‘Social Security‘ in the search box at the top of the page. You will find several hundred articles about Social Security that go back to the origins of this website. Articles with factual information and no distortions.