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.