FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Linda Benesch, lbenesc
Tonight, Chris Wallace Will Stack the Deck Against Social Security
The following is a statement from Nancy Altman, founding co-director of Social Security Works, on her expectations for tonight’s debate:
“FOX News anchor Chris Wallace has announced that ‘debt and entitlements’ will be one of the topics during tonight’s debate. This biased framing falsely implies that Social Security contributes to the debt, and therefore needs to be cut. In fact, as President Ronald Reagan famously said, Social Security does not add a penny to the debt.
In light of the nation’s looming retirement income crisis and the erosion of benefits resulting from minuscule cost of living increases, Social Security should be expanded, not cut. Unfortunately, Chris Wallace will be asking the wrong question tonight.”
— Nancy Altman, founding co-director, Social Security Works