Top Talker: Rick Perry calls Social Security a “Monstrous Lie”

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By Liz Grodd
Republican presidential contender, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Polk County GOP summer picnic event held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.
Republican presidential contender, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Polk County GOP summer picnic event held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011.
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Texas Governor Rick Perry spent the weekend in Iowa, meeting with voters at several events around the state.  Speaking to the Houston Chronicle yesterday, he doubled down on comments he made on social security at an earlier campaign rally.  He said, “It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. The idea that they’re working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie. It is a monstrous lie on this generation, and we can’t do that to them.”Perry went on to say that means testing should be discussed, adding that Warren Buffett probably doesn’t need social security.

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Top Talker: Rick Perry calls Social Security a "Monstrous Lie"

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