Romney is, however, correct in one way: raising the cap on the amount of income taxed for Social Security purposes does not begin to solve the problem. Instead, it solves the problem altogether.
At last night’s CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidate’s debate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) repeatedly refused to answer whether he still believes that Social Security is unconstitutional, but Perry wasn’t always so shy. Just last December, Perry addressed a group of conservative lobbyists and state lawmakers at the American Legislative Exchange Council’s National Policy Summit, and he openly and proudly declared his belief that most of the 20th Century violates the Constitution.
Perry knows perfectly well how to explain his belief that America’s seniors must be left in the cold without Social Security or Medicare. He’s just too afraid to say it again now that he wants to be president.
- Social Security
- Children’s health insurance
- All federal education programs
- All federal antipoverty programs
- Federal disaster relief
- Federal food safety inspections
- Child labor laws
- The minimum wage
- Overtime and other labor protections
- Federal civil rights laws
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