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Debt ceiling: What's fact and what's fiction?

Elizabeth Aguilera, SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

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What we found out: Social Security payments could be stopped but experts believe it is highly unlikely the disbursements would be discontinued or changed and that other obligations would be deferred, limited or halted before Social Security would be affected.
“Social Security would be one of the last things to be cut,” said Kelly Cunningham, economist and senior fellow at National University System Institute for Policy Research