The group's latest TV ad passes off Social Security's problems as minor; claims Bush's solution would demolish the program.
AARP's latest TV ad shows a suburban home being flattened to repair a clogged kitchen sink, and claims that the creation of individual accounts would "dismantle Social Security" and "lead to huge benefit cuts. "The ad is intended to be humorous but presents a distorted picture.
It both understates Social Security's financial problems and misrepresents the effect that individual accounts would have.
Social Security's problems are more serious than a stopped-up drain. And the system isn't about to sink like the Titanic, either, as an earlier ad by Bush supporters says.
Social Security is more like a home being eaten slowly by termites.
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