Rick Perry's book a treasure trove for foes

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    'I wouldn’t have written that book if I was going to run for the presidency,' Perry once said.

    Rick Perry describes Social Security as a “violent” attack on core American values. He says Sarah Palin may have been right that the Affordable Care Act created death panels. He says it was “unprincipled” to establish the Department of Homeland Security.

    That’s not the provocative, distorted language of a 2012 attack ad — at least, not yet. Rather, those are words right out of the Texas governor’s 2010 book, “Fed Up!” — a slim volume that may be one of the biggest gifts ever given to the opponents of a presidential candidate.

    It’s a treasure trove of oppo research, a target so ripe that Perry himself pointed to it last year as prime evidence he wasn’t interested in running for president.

    “I wouldn’t have written that book if I was going to run for the presidency of the United States,” he said in one national interview.


    Read more: Rick Perry's book a treasure trove for foes - Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com
    Read more: Rick Perry's book a treasure trove for foes - Maggie Haberman and Alexander Burns - POLITICO.com
     
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    The only mistake Perry made is apologizing.
     
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    Sweet Evil C'Thulhu, I swear I'm in some kind of time warp here.

    Now where have I heard this before?

    Oh, yeah, 1980. When Ronald Reagan criticized Social Security and Carter said he was going to starve old people.

    Reagan won anyway, and had to set up a landmark Social Security Reform that bought the program another 30 years before we are back to the same problem- not enough money coming in to cover what is being paid out.

    Even the Community Organizer has admitted that Social Security has problems.
     
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    The Perry Campaign: "a look back, not a path forward."
     
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    "Nancy Pelosi says the Republicans are cutting Social Security, the leader of the DNC says that Alan West should be ashamed of himself for voting for cutting medicare/social security, and finally, Obama alludes to the myth that we’re throwing grandma over a cliff.

    Here are the facts about the history of Social Security:


    Dick Kantenberger
    Gifted Education Writer
    Examiner.com
    History Lesson on Your Social Security Card

    Just in case some of you young whippersnappers (& some older ones) didn't know this.
    It's easy to check out, if you don't believe it. Be sure and show it to your family
    and friends. They need a little history lesson on what's what and it doesn't matter
    whether you are Democrat or Republican. Facts are Facts.

    Social Security Cards up until the 1980s expressly stated the number and
    card were not to be used for identification purposes. Since nearly everyone in the
    United States now has a number, it became convenient to use it anyway and the
    message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was removed.

    An old Social Security card with the "NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION" message.

    Our Social Security
    Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social
    Security (FICA) Program. He promised:

    1.) That participation in the Program would be
    Completely voluntary,
    No longer Voluntary

    2.) That the participants would only have to pay
    1% of the first $1,400 of their annual
    Incomes into the Program,
    Now 7.65%
    on the first $90,000

    3.) That the money the participants elected to put
    into the Program would be deductible from
    their income for tax purposes each year,
    No longer tax deductible

    4.) That the money the participants put into the
    independent 'Trust Fund' rather than into the
    general operating fund, and therefore, would
    only be used to fund the Social Security
    Retirement Program, and no other
    Government program, and,
    Under Johnson the money was moved to
    The General Fund and Spent

    5.) That the annuity payments to the retirees would never be taxed
    as income.
    Under Clinton & Gore
    Up to 85% of your Social Security can be Taxed

    Since many of us have paid into FICA for years and are
    now receiving a Social Security check every month --
    and then finding that we are getting taxed on 85% of
    the money we paid to the Federal government to 'put
    away' -- you may be interested in the following:

    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- ----

    Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the
    independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the
    general fund so that Congress could spend it?
    A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically
    controlled House and Senate.
    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --

    Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax
    deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?
    A: The Democratic Party.
    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -----

    Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social
    Security annuities?
    A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the
    'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the
    Senate, while he was Vice President of the US
    ------------ --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- --------- -

    Q: Which Political Party decided to start
    giving annuity payments to immigrants?

    AND MY FAVORITE:
    A: That's right!
    Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
    Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65,
    began to receive Social Security payments! The
    Democratic Party gave these payments to them,
    even though they never paid a dime into it!

    ------------ -- ------------ --------- ----- ------------ --------- ---------

    Then, after violating the original contract (FICA),
    the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want
    to take your Social Security away!

    And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens believe it!
    If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be
    planted and maybe changes will evolve.
    But it's worth a try. How many people can YOU send this to?"
     
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    Indeed it is. His ideas for SS alone are enough to get him thrown off the national stage.
     
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    Obama said SocSec is broke...that's better?
     
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    Naturally you can provide President Obama's exact quote, right?

    Perry's idea for SS, outlined in his book, would destroy it...which is their ultimate goal anyway.
     
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    Reminds of when Obama said that obamacare would be voluntary and you could keep your own insurance if you want to. In the end, we will all be on obamacare, and it will be just as bad if not worse than social security.
     
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    "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it" Barack "Social Security Really is Bankrupt" Obama, the Downgraded President
     

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