The Washington Post fact-checker gave a new Democratic dark money ad targeting Sen. Susan Collins (R., Maine), who is up for reelection next year, three Pinocchios for claiming Collins put Social Security and Medicare "in jeopardy."
The Social Security Administration has spent $3 billion on programs designed to incentivize disability recipients to go back to work over the past 16 years. So far, less than 3 percent of beneficiaries have signed up, with "no consistent evidence" the program has helped participants find a job.
Prisoners incarcerated in California took in $3.5 million in Social Security payments from taxpayers.
The inspector general for the agency reported 123 inmates received the disability and retirement payments despite the Social Security Act prohibiting payments to individuals "confined to a jail, prison, or certain other public institutions for committing a crime."
Thirty-nine million Americans potentially had information relating to their personal identities compromised by illegal immigrants over the course of four years, according to government documents obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI).