[Ed. – Then vs. now]
Former Vice President Joe Biden is running for the White House this year as an avowed champion of Social Security despite his decades-long effort to freeze spending for the program to cut the federal budget deficit.
The Democrat nominee … has promised to expand Social Security benefits if elected. …
“For our seniors, Social Security is a sacred obligation, a sacred promise made,” the former vice president’s campaign says in one ad. “The current president’s threatening to break that promise. He’s proposing to eliminate a tax that pays for almost half the Social Security without any way of making up for that lost revenue.”
Such attacks have not only been proven false by fact-checkers, but they’ve also underscored, especially for many on the left, Biden’s own complicated history with the “sacred obligation” that is Social Security.