Rick Perry Backs Off Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments

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    Rick Perry Backs Off Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments :lol:

    WASHINGTON -- Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry recently walked back his claims that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme," but other Republicans have made similar statements in recent months, saying the entitlement program is a "scheme" to take money from the American people.

    Perry has previously taken a hard-line stance against Social Security. In his 2010 book, "Fed Up!" he suggested the program was unconstitutional, put in place "at the expense of respect for the Constitution and limited government." He also wrote that Social Security is "set up like an illegal Ponzi scheme."

    Perry has since backed off. His spokesman, Ray Sullivan, told the Wall Street Journal Thursday that the book was not meant to reflect the governor's current views on Social Security.
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    That's to much.

    This guy is seriously the front runner?

    :lol:
     
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    Secretariat coming down the lane 50 laps ahead of the field! It's Rick Perry with jobs for Americans being ahead of all the other 50 states. The WINNER's CIRCLE!!! :rolleyes:

    Ain't America grand, Mr. Sallow. :)
     
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    Well that made me laugh.

    Thanks, Becki! :lol:
     
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    I'm more into flowing with and enjoying the process. It's still early on Sallow. Sit back and enjoy.

    Hey, have you caught Patterson on WOR yet, 710 AM. Week day Afternoons. Check him out. ;)
     
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    I hear he got a show. Thanks!

    I liked Patterson by the way. Straight shooter..little on the funky side.
     
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    Yeah, how dare he tell the truth.

    Social Security IS a Ponzi Scheme.

    And like all Ponzi Schemes, it is running out of money, because they always do. About the time they run out of suckers.
     
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    You're missing the point entirely.
     
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    He said it, repeated it and should stick by it.

    He's just another neo-con sacrificing his integrity. The guy's pathetic.

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    Interesting, isn't it, that Perry is backing off the comment?
     

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