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Sam Stein

Obama Campaign Does Debate Cleanup On Social Security Answer | Sam Stein | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign played a bit of debate cleanup on Friday night with a blog post clarifying that there are, indeed, differences betwee...

Sam Stein

Democrats Left Confused By Obama's Social Security Debate Remarks | Sam Stein | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Of all the moments that left Democrats scratching their collective head following President Barack Obama's debate performance Wednesday ...

Ryan Grim

Rick Perry Floats His Social Security Plan | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry has been a harsh critic of Social Security on the campaign trail, but has largely avoided putting forward particul...

Perry's Social Security Plan: A "Monstrous Lie"

Daniel Marans | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Daniel Marans

A few weeks after calling Social Security a "Ponzi scheme," Rick Perry claims he has just the plan to save the program. In fact, Perry's Social Security plan is a smorgasbord of awful Social Security ideas that conservatives have proposed over the years.

Rick Perry Goes On Offense Against Mitt Romney

Luke Johnson | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry's campaign released an ad Sunday attacking Mitt Romney for changing a passage in his book, No Apology, that deals with the health care refo...

The Real Crime? Calling Social Security a Ponzi Scheme.

Frank Koller | Posted 11.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Koller

The Republicans' blatant distortions about Social Security are clearly -- and only! -- designed to result in "personal gain" for themselves during this election cycle.

Jennifer Bendery

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney Spar Over Social Security During Republican Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry pushed back on accusations by Mitt Romney that he supports each state creating its own independent system of Social Security, during the GO...

Sam Stein

DNC Chair Says Stock Market Plunge Hurts GOP Candidates | Sam Stein | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The massive drop in the stock market Thursday afternoon provides an ominous, albeit politically inviting, backdrop for the Republican de...

Jon Ward

Florida Debate Will Be Key Test For Rick Perry | Jon Ward | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Rick Perry leads national polls in the Republican presidential primary, but he has been battered so much this month that if his third d...

Jordan Howard

Paul Ryan Backs Up Rick Perry: Social Security Is A Ponzi Scheme | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking on conservative radio on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) agreed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) claim that Social Security is...

Social Security Ponzi Scheme? Perhaps, but That's Not the Problem

Jagadeesh Gokhale | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Jagadeesh Gokhale

Presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry's claim that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" sparked a firestorm, but the comparison is not wholly inappropriate. Even so, that is wrong issue to focus on.

Gutting Social Security Would Devastate Blacks and Hispanics

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Any tweak, reduction, or downsize of Social Security would virtually guarantee that the economic pain to blacks and Hispanics would be unimaginable.

Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme? Is the Washington Post a Criminal Enterprise?

Dean Baker | Posted 11.19.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

There is no realistic basis for the comparison between Social Security and a Ponzi scheme. The proper response to Governor Perry's charge should have been to ask whether he had any understanding at all about the country's most important social program.

Poll Shows How Republicans View Controversial Perry Criticism

Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry's characterization of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" doesn't appear to be a problem for most Republicans, according to ...

Rick Perry Makes New Inflammatory Remarks About Social Security

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

Texas Governor Rick Perry defended harsh words he's used to define his stance on Social Security in an interview with Time published online on Thursda...

Bachmann Targets Perry On Contentious Issue

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry's recent criticism of Social Security may have left some seniors feeling far from secure. With his "Ponzi-s...

Rick Perry, Human Piñata

Alan Schroeder | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

At the CNN-Tea Party Debate in Tampa, Mitt Romney gave one of the strongest performances of his political career in front of a crowd that did not seem to care. From the standpoint of audience approval, with only a few exceptions, this was Rick Perry's night.

Ryan Grim

Perry, Romney Spar Over Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Comments | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney refused to let Rick Perry off the Social Security hook, challenging him at the start of the GOP debate Monday night to repudiate the posit...

Perry Attempts To Clarify Stance On Controversial Issue

Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

In a USA Today op-ed published online on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry seeks to clarify his position on Social Security. The...

WATCH: Palin Attempts To Clarify Perry's Controversial Remarks

Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin weighed in on harsh language Texas Governor Rick Perry used in defining his position on Social Security during Wednesday night's Republica...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Aide Gives Clues To His Plans For Social Security | Jon Ward | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- If you listened closely to Rick Perry's aides, it was possible to gather some clues Wednesday night as to what what the Texas governor...

Controversial Perry Remarks Spark Backlash From Rival GOP Campaign

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) The GOP presidential contest has quickly narrowed to a two-man race. As Rick Perry and Mitt Romney jockey over their ability ...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry's Social Security Comments: A Hit With Tea Partiers | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of the central moments of Wednesday night's GOP presidential debate was the exchange on Social Security between Texas Gov. Rick Perr...

Karl Rove Caught Off Guard By Perry Criticism

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

During an appearance on Fox News on Thursday, Karl Rove said that he was "surprised" by critical remarks Texas Governor Rick Perry made about him duri...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney, In His Book: 'American People Have Been.. Defrauded Out Of Their Social Security' [UPDATED] | Sam Stein | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's charge that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's views on Social Security are not only out of the conservative mainstream but make him ...