In GOP debate, Rick Perry tells truth about Social Security

In last night’s televised GOP presidential debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry did something most politicians don’t have the stones to do — he told the truth about Social Security.

When he said the FDR era social welfare program was a “ponzi scheme” he was spot on.

Rest of field plays the politically safe route 

By Chris Ingram

In last night’s televised GOP presidential debate, Texas Governor Rick Perry did something most politicians don’t have the stones to do — he told the truth about Social Security.

When he said the FDR-era social welfare program was a “ponzi scheme” he was spot on.  If any ordinary citizen, company, or retirement/financial planner conceived of such a scam they’d be sitting in prison next to Bernie Madoff.

Isn’t it rather hypocritical of the Feds to punish people like Madoff while running the same type of government-sponsored scam on hundreds of millions of Americans?

Read what the government doesn’t want you to know about Social Security by clicking here.

Chris Ingram is the president and founder of 411 Communications a corporate and political communications firm, and publisher of Irreverent View. Ingram is a frequent pundit on Fox News and CNN, and has written opinion columns for the Washington Times, UPI, and National Review online. He is the Republican political analyst for Bay News 9, the only 24 hour all news channel in Florida’s largest media market. The opinions expressed here are those of author and do not represent the views of Bay News 9. E-mail him atChris@IrreverentView.com.

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5 thoughts on “In GOP debate, Rick Perry tells truth about Social Security”

  1. If I understand the linked column (that explained SS)correctly this is a big fraud. Ponzi scheme or not the people who pay into SS are getting ripped off by the govt.

    ps; Chris i love how you called it )SS) what it is. A welfare program. Plain and simple if you depend on the govt for your well being you are on WELFARE!

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  2. Agree with you 100 percent on this. America needs “provocative”. Its the only way things get changed.

    I’m 26 and don’t believe the current social security will be there for me when I retire (not something I’m planning on anyways). The rest of america needs to get rid of this expectation and begin finding other sources of retirement funding. The only way to get rid of this expectation is to be provocative.

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  3. Good joke – debate was interesting; liked the column you sent earlier about Kathy – dialogue you inserted added a lot and especially the old column about Obama.
    Keep it up
    Kathy

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  4. Would love to see those of us in a “free” country to be able to get back all of the money that has been stolen from us thru our paychecks to go to SS. I would opt out and take back every cent plus a bit of interest. I can take care of my own retirement. If you want the government to babysit you and make sure that you have a few bucks when you get to old to work…that should be optional. Currently, it is theft.

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