Tuesday, June 7, 2011 | 1:34 p.m.
Still reeling from his "pyramid scheme" gaffe on Social Security, Rep. Joe Heck is distributing a flyer that expands on his "I misspoke" explanation. The flyer, posted at right and passed out at a town hall this week, has another admission of poor phrasing but adds the program "does face significant financial problems." Heck also tries to turn the gaffe to his advantage, using it as an example of his courage: "It's not easy or popular to talk about problems, but you deserve to know the truth."
Heck quotes from the trustees' report, although he does not use the sections Democrats focus on that indicate it is decades before benefits start suffering.
In case you care about the facts, here's a summary