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?
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 at: Chris@IrreverentView.com.
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