Posts Tagged ‘ social security trust fund ’

Social Security and Ponzi Schemes, a Comparison

Jul 31st, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

A friend sent me an interesting email that illustrates the Social Security Trust Fund issue well.  The author/originator of this information is not identified, so unfortunately, we cannot give appropriate credit.// The comparison is made between what Bernie Madoff did with his Ponzi scheming over the years, and how elected officials have handled the Social [...]



One More Time – MYTHS About Social Security

Jul 5th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Social Security & Medicare

Fear-Mongering Myths We’ve said this before, but sometimes people need a second (or third) rap on the head to understand reality.  So let’s look at Social Security Mythology again… there are two big ones out there that need to be exposed. Some in this world still believe Social Security is going broke.  That – just [...]



Senior Finances: Social Security Baloney

Feb 18th, 2011 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Senior Finances

Seniors, our financial security is once again at risk, and we need to understand the issues.  A former trustee of the Social Security Trust Fund weighs in on the Social Security solvency issue. ”Saving” Social Security is a fear-mongering attempt to convince us seniors that there is a problem with our major lifeline.   In a word, the [...]