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Social Security Increases Poverty

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One of the most common arguments supporting Social Security is that it reduces poverty among the elderly. Last week, Barack Obama stated that, 'Social Security has lifted millions of seniors and their families out of poverty. Without it, nearly 50 percent of seniors would live below the poverty line.' This is almost certainly untrue.

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