News Release

On Deficit: Social Security “Not the Trouble, It’s the Target”


Kennelly is president of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security; Causey is communications director for the group. Kennelly said today: “Social Security has not contributed one thin dime to the current deficit. It should not be used as a ‘piggy bank’ to pay our way out of the fiscal hole we find ourselves in. Social Security has its own dedicated source of revenue and it is fully financed for decades to come. In fact, Social Security is the only major government program that has been running sustained surpluses over the years, and this has helped mask the true size of the real deficit.”

The National Committee to Preserve Social Security recently released a document titled “The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform: ‘Social Security is Not the Trouble; It’s Just the Target.’

See their blog at

A video public service announcement is here.

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167