The lefties won’t be pleased. The October 15 CBS “Evening News” and ABC “World News Tonight with Charles Gibson” had a different take on Social Security contrary to liberal Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s position.
On October 11,
But, ABC correspondent David Wright reported data that would make you think otherwise.
“In 10 years time, Social Security will be paying out more in benefits than it takes in taxes and about the time the last of the baby boomers retires, the system will go bankrupt,” Wright said.
Perhaps it was
“Franklin Roosevelt did not foresee how a population boom might affect the program he created,” Wright said. “At the end of World War II, there were 44 workers paying Social Security taxes for every retiree collecting from the program. Now the ratio is just three to one and soon, there will be more retirees than workers.”
But, this wasn’t just an anomaly.
CBS Capitol Hill correspondent Chip Reid reported statistics differing from
Both networks also cited conservative experts – Michael Tanner from The Cato Institute and David John from The Heritage Foundation – who pointed out the looming fiscal problems involving Social Security.