According to this CNN poll (PDF), 52% of GOP voters over 65 years old back Perry for the GOP nomination. Among those 50 and older, 41% back Perry (next in support among this group is Romney, with 22%). With Pery being the candidate who is correctly identifying Social Security as a Ponzi scheme, this indicates that older voters are ok with the truth…and I wonder if the overall population will be?
It could start a whole, new trend in American politics…where politicians will actually say what needs to be done, regardless of MSM/DNC generated talking points, and the people with a clear eye and common sense just review what politicians say, and then make decisions accordingly.
Imagine what the country would be like?
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Rush just spent much of his third hour recounting all the pundits, economists, journalists and politicians who, over the last few years, have described Social Security as a Ponzi scheme, including Mitt Romney who, in his book, called S.S. a criminal fraud. I think as long as Perry couches his statements in a sincere desire to transform the program into something that’s sustainable for future generations, he’s not going to be in too much trouble.
I think so, too…Big Government liberalism is a failed system and people see it. Now is the time to forcefully but reasonably question every aspect of the political settlement reached under FDR’s New Deal.
Jindal just endorsed Perry. That is a formidable ticket, The Cowboy & the Wonk. SS is small potatoes compared to medicare and medicaid and much easier to fix than those two programs.
Well that ticket would still beat The Community Organizer and The Gaffe.
You are correct they could beat Barry and Joe. It will interesting to see how the GOP candidates attack Rick tonight. I assume Bachmann goes for broke tonight,if not she is done.
SS is small potatoes compared to medicare and medicaid and much easier to fix than those two programs.
Proof of this statement?
i really didnt think that politicians had any problem pointing fingers at each other and paying lip service to what needed to get done…
the problem lies in getting them into office just to find out that they dont do what they said should be done…
the long history of GOP and DNC representatives doing that very thing is enough to choke both the donkey and the elephant…
maybe its time for us to sit down and sip tea on the porch so we can figure out how to cure that problme…
perry is against a border fence ….a BIG negative.
Yes, i agree that may be a negative……but there are a whole lot of other chips on the table and his other strengths outweigh the border fence. Besides a president cannot get the fence built without congress. Do we have the votes for a fence anyway??
so send in the army…the Federal Government has a DUTY to secure our borders…last I checked, then really needed to take serious action in that area…
go figure…last time they gave illegals amnesty…1986…they told us the acts they took would insure that illegal immigration would end…
3 million illegals got a free ride….now…there are 30 million…time to end the lie
Maybe the reason 52% of GOP voters over 65 years old back Perry for the GOP nomination is because they’re the ones getting paid by the Ponzi scheme. In other words, they have no risk if losing.
So Mark, do you think social security is a Ponzi scheme? Just the other day you explained to us that you were entitled to your Social Security checks when you retired because you paid for them–unlike the other moochers you complain about. So which is it? A Ponzi scheme which you hope to benefit from at the expense of others, or will you be merely getting back what you paid for?
they’re the ones getting paid by the Ponzi scheme. In other words, they have no risk if losing.
seems WE are the group who PAID into it for 50 plus years with NO say about it.
again the class warfare BS.
So which is it? A Ponzi scheme which you hope to benefit from at the expense of others, or will you be merely getting back what you paid for?
I thought you were one of the smarter Lefties here, Watson. Guess not.
Perry hasn’t gotten your memo about telling the truth. He said Obama’s stimulus “created zero jobs.”
The (nonpartisan) Congressional Budget Office estimates the stimulus “increased the number of people employed by between 1.4 million and 3.3 million” in the second quarter of 2010 alone. The budget office also states that well over half a million jobs were funded in each of the other three quarters of 2010…
six million lost
2-3 million gained
net loss 3 million = NO jobs
I’d take it a step further, Neo. Obama and ALL of his economic advisers said that unemployment would not exceed 8% if the stimulus was passed. Unemployment has stayed above 9% for 24 of the last 26 months. So, even by the administrations own admission, it created NO JOBS.
“Perry hasn’t gotten your memo about telling the truth. ”
Remember, dennis: “Telling the truth” for a right-winger simply means “Reciting right-wing orthodoxy.” Whether or not the statement is actually true has nothing to do with it.