Statement of Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security
Jo Anne Barnhart, Commissioner of Social Security, issued the following
“There has been a lot of misinformation lately and I am glad
to have this opportunity to set the record straight.
“I have never, nor will I ever, ask or direct Social Security
employees to promote or advance any specific proposal for Social
Security reform. Our job at Social Security is to provide services
and benefits and to educate the American public about the programs
and finances of Social Security.
“The role the Social Security Administration plays in educating
the public, as well as the messages we are using, have not changed
in the past decade.”
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