Romney Called Social Security "Criminal Fraud"

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    So why doesn't he take the kinds of heat that Perry is taking for saying "Ponzi Scheme".


    Romney: Social Security Is Like a Criminal Fraud - By Andrew C. McCarthy - The Corner - National Review Online




    Now you all wonder why I despise Romney with a passion. (Besides the Mormonism, that is.) It's because he pulls stuff like this.

    One day he's better for gay rights than Ted Kennedy. The next he's all for the sanctity of marriage. One day he's for a woman's right to choose, the next he's against abortion.
     
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    Neither one should get heat IMO. Its not a ponzie scheme, per say, but its so similar that I understand why he made the comparison.

    And Romney's comments while similar, were not the same as calling it a ponzie scheme.
     
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    This is getting better and better. Republicans are writting the Democratic campaign for them!

    :thup:
     
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    They're telling the cold, hard truth while democrats are lying their asses off for political gain, yay democrats! :thup:
     
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    be careful, younger americans know social security is very broken and many, like myself, have been saving for years in anticipation that the program wont be there.

    These comments, while not completely accurate descriptions, do strike at the heart of this problem which is that under the status quo the system won't be there for many americans.

    They can call it a purple people eater for all I care as long as they acknowledge there is a problem and are offering real solutions, not rhetoric, to fix it.
     
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    Romney is correct. ; When congress stole the SS money from the dedicated fund under Lydon Johnson they would have gone to jail if they were a private corporation. I am 68 and my money that I paid in is gone thanks to congress. They should be ashamed of themselves but I can assure you they are not in the least bit concerning, they have made sure they have what they want.

    Romney and Perry are both right on the button on this issue. People my age have been screwed by congress and they don't care.
     
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    Not much of a stretch at all. Imagine what will happen if the Federal Reserve actually does get audited? :eusa_whistle:
     
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    He isn't saying that Social Security should be erradicated. He is saying it fraudulent for people to put into the social security fund and for the politicians to raid it to pay for current expense.

    It's a very similar comment to Perry calling it a Ponzi Scheme. Both are correct in there generalization. Of course the left is going to use propaganda to show Romney pushing seniors off a cliff!

     
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    This won't save Obama.
     
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