As you listen to the political debates over the next fourteen months, do yourself and your family and friends a favor. When you hear something that seems inaccurate, google it. Or go to Politifact.org and check out the claims on your own. Sooner or later, someone will tell the truth, right?
Linda Bergthold , Huffington Post
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editors Jim Fuller & Lydia Howell
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It’s the season of political misinterpretations and outright lies. Websites like Politifact try to sort things out. But people still seem willing to believe the most negative things about two of our most durable social programs – Social Security and Medicare. Are they really in terrible trouble and will disappear soon?
If you are over 65, have a parent or friend who is, please read and pass along. I have written some of this before, but when we hear political candidates saying inflammatory things about these programs, it seems like a little truth-telling is never redundant.