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Old 08-22-2011, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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If Rick Perry had his way as president, we would no longer have Social Security which means if you are 70 years old and don't have anything saved up, you're gonna have to find a job at Walmart greeting customers at the door and you'll lose all the money taken out of your pay check through the years for Social Security. What a way to spend your retirement years. This guy is a nut and he will never get elected. Unless there is another dark horse for the GOP, Obama is getting re-elected.

Rick Perry tiptoes away from Social Security slams - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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Old 08-22-2011, 02:39 PM
 
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Rick Perry called Social Security unconstitutional. If he wins the presidency wouldn't he be obligated to end something he thought was unconstitutional, since he would take the oath to uphold the Constitution?
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: somewhere in the woods
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If Rick Perry had his way as president, we would no longer have Social Security which means if you are 70 years and don't have anything saved up, you're gonna have to find a job at Walmart greeting customers at the door and you'll lose all the money taken out of your pay check through the years for Social Security. What a way to spend your retirement years. This guy is a nut and he will never get elected. Unless there is another dark horse for the GOP, Obama is getting re-elected.

Rick Perry tiptoes away from Social Security slams - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

so what? I wish it were that way. that way no more free money for the feds to steal from the people that they are supposed to be serving.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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If Rick Perry had his way as president, we would no longer have Social Security which means if you are 70 years and don't have anything saved up, you're gonna have to find a job at Walmart greeting customers at the door and you'll lose all the money taken out of your pay check through the years for Social Security. What a way to spend your retirement years. This guy is a nut and he will never get elected. Unless there is another dark horse for the GOP, Obama is getting re-elected.
Even if social security were to be abolished, what exactly makes you think that all prior obligations would simply be thrown away? You're scare mongering.

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Rick Perry called Social Security unconstitutional. If he wins the presidency wouldn't he be obligated to end something he thought was unconstitutional, since he would take the oath to uphold the Constitution?
That's really not how it works.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Rick Perry called Social Security unconstitutional. If he wins the presidency wouldn't he be obligated to end something he thought was unconstitutional, since he would take the oath to uphold the Constitution?
There lies the rub. I've paid FICA for nearly 40 years, so stealing is constitutional? Funny how the fed gives trillions of tax payer money to wall street and low and behold the fed is short a couple of trillion----rob the elderly that's the ticket! Sick bastids who, by the way, will never get away with it, ever.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:46 PM
 
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Even if social security were to be abolished, what exactly makes you think that all prior obligations would simply be thrown away? You're scare mongering.



That's really not how it works.
Yes, it is. He could have his justice department make the case to the Supreme Court that the program is unconstitutional.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: MS
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I'd like to see it ended as well.

If you are receiving it, you keep receiving it.
If you haven't paid in, you won't ever start.
If you have paid in you get what you paid in back to invest for retirement.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:48 PM
 
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I'd like to see it ended as well.

If you are receiving it, you keep receiving it.
If you haven't paid in, you won't ever start.
If you have paid in you get what you paid in back to invest for retirement.

I could go for this, it would help me retire earlier than age 55.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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so what? I wish it were that way. that way no more free money for the feds to steal from the people that they are supposed to be serving.
Thats OUR money btw. The government takes it out of our checks so its not a government hand out.
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Old 08-22-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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Yes, it is. He could have his justice department make the case to the Supreme Court that the program is unconstitutional.
The president is not obligated to go through the books and make judgments on the constitutionality of previously enacted laws.
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