John Rubino (in 2008)

Our leaders lie about unemployment, inflation, growth and the deficit. Because Social Security payments are indexed to inflation, government statisticians suppress reported inflation and their need to increase monthly Social Security checks. If adjusted for the true cost of living, today’s Social Security checks would be 70% higher and the Federal deficit would be exploding. Question for seniors: Why haven’t you burned down the White House? Are you waiting for the Baby Boomers to do it?