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Social Security Ponzi Scheme

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 ...

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.

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...

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.

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.

Could Perry Make Us Miss Bush?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite both being conservative Republicans with abrasive styles and palpable contempt for educated liberals and having both having served as governor of Texas, Bush and Perry are quite different.

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Texas Governor Grilled On Fox News Sunday | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Governors Association Chairman Rick Perry (R-Tex.) was grilled on Fox News Sunday about his views on health care, the auto ba...

Sam Stein

Rick Perry: GOP Is Too Timid To Call Social Security A Ponzi Scheme | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fault lines of the next major policy debate are beginning to emerge as Texas Governor Rick Perry called out Republicans for refusing...