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Yes, the federal government borrows Social Security funds
VERIFYING 6 claims about the U.S. debt ceiling and potential default
What are the consequences if the U.S. defaults on its debt? Would a default impact Social Security or SNAP payments? VERIFY answers top questions.
VERIFYING what a U.S. default could mean for your Social Security check
Could the government miss Social Security monthly payments if the U.S. defaults? Here’s what we can VERIFY.
Will Congress get paid if the U.S. defaults? Why no one knows
The U.S. has never defaulted before over failure to raise the debt ceiling and there is no framework for prioritizing certain payments over others.
Yes, Republicans lifted the debt ceiling without spending cuts under Trump
House Republicans say they won’t lift the debt ceiling unless President Biden agrees to cut spending. Viewers asked whether they had the same demands for Trump.
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