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Old 08-30-2011, 01:58 AM
 
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Rick Perry's Double Talk on Social Security and the Constitution - Robert Schlesinger (usnews.com)

Robert Schlesinger

Rick Perry's Double Talk on Social Security and the Constitution

By Robert Schlesinger
Posted: August 29, 2011


This we know: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the apparent GOP 2012 front-runner, doesn’t like Social Security.
[Check out political cartoons about the 2012 GOP field.]
He has, for example, described it in his recent book as not only a “Ponzi scheme,” but “by far the best example” of a program “violently tossing aside any respect for our founding principles,” and as having been put in place “at the expense of respect for the Constitution and limited government.” Elsewhere he has said that the Constitution’s “general welfare” clause does not cover Social Security and Medicare. In other words not only is Social Security bad policy, Perry believes, but actually in defiance of our founding principles in general and the Constitution in particular.
While he and his campaign had appeared to dance away from these characterizations, Perry was at it again in Iowa over the weekend, calling the program a “monstrous lie,” and saying that he stood by everything in his book (including, presumably, Social Security’s unconstitutionality).
So here’s what I want to know: What would President Rick Perry do about Social Security?
[Read: Can Perry, Bachmann, or Romney Save the Toxic GOP Brand?]
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:02 PM
 
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Rick Perry's Double Talk on Social Security and the Constitution - Robert Schlesinger (usnews.com)

Robert Schlesinger

Rick Perry's Double Talk on Social Security and the Constitution

By Robert Schlesinger
Posted: August 29, 2011


This we know: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the apparent GOP 2012 front-runner, doesn’t like Social Security.
[Check out political cartoons about the 2012 GOP field.]
He has, for example, described it in his recent book as not only a “Ponzi scheme,” but “by far the best example” of a program “violently tossing aside any respect for our founding principles,” and as having been put in place “at the expense of respect for the Constitution and limited government.” Elsewhere he has said that the Constitution’s “general welfare” clause does not cover Social Security and Medicare. In other words not only is Social Security bad policy, Perry believes, but actually in defiance of our founding principles in general and the Constitution in particular.
While he and his campaign had appeared to dance away from these characterizations, Perry was at it again in Iowa over the weekend, calling the program a “monstrous lie,” and saying that he stood by everything in his book (including, presumably, Social Security’s unconstitutionality).
So here’s what I want to know: What would President Rick Perry do about Social Security?
[Read: Can Perry, Bachmann, or Romney Save the Toxic GOP Brand?]
Worse, No, he is better at it and even more owned by the Rich and Big Business. Good thing there is a long track record documenting his actions and ideas and as we can see he just cannot help himself from opening his mouth and proving he is not the answer to anything this country needs. The Demos will tear him a new one if/when he gets the GOP nomination and the whinning from the right will go on and on and on, it is what they are best at.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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when did liberals stop beating their wives?
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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when did liberals stop beating their wives?
At the same time that Conservatives did
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:19 PM
 
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when did liberals stop beating their wives?
Another good laugh for the day.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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Glad to see they have both STOPPED>
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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Worse, No, he is better at it and even more owned by the Rich and Big Business. Good thing there is a long track record documenting his actions and ideas and as we can see he just cannot help himself from opening his mouth and proving he is not the answer to anything this country needs. The Demos will tear him a new one if/when he gets the GOP nomination and the whinning from the right will go on and on and on, it is what they are best at.
Casper
He will be the nominee. Republicans in the south love his sleezy type. The good news is we wont have to hear about him anymore after election night.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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when did liberals stop beating their wives?
Aren't MOST liberals wives of the same sex?
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:43 PM
 
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I see the liberals here dont get it.
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Old 08-30-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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I see the liberals here dont get it.
Don't want it either, keep it to yourself.
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