Since President Bush took office, she noted, the insolvency date has moved from 2055 to 2041. "So the first thing is, let's get back to doing what worked in the '90s to shore up Social Security."
Did Senator Clinton actually makes this claim as it differs from what Robert Greenstein noted here? The year when the Trust Fund is expected to be exhausted is indeed 2041 but that compares to a prediction from the 1997 report that the predicted year of exhaustion was 2029. Also notice that the “year costs exceed tax revenue and interest” is predicted to be 2027 – well after the next President Clinton leaves office.
Perhaps the Washington Post should be spending more time asking the Presidential candidates in the other party how they would fund their endless wars, keep tax rates as the current levels or lower, and address the rather massive General Fund deficit.