Politifact rules Cicilline anti-Doherty Social Security flier ‘false’August 15th, 2012 at 9:41 am by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes
A David Cicilline campaign flier says Brendan Doherty wants to raise the eligibility age for Social Security benefits for anyone born after 1960 “with no regard for the challenges it would cause for people working in physically demanding occupations.”
But the Cicilline campaign provided no evidence that Doherty ever espoused that position.
Attacking someone for what he hasn’t specifically said – that he supports the exemption – defies logic, particularly since Doherty says he does support the Simpson-Bowles proposal, which would include the hardship exemptions if the eligibility age is raised.
We rate the statement False.
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