Statements about Social Security

Says Mitt Romney wrote that if Social Security was done "in the private sector, it would be called criminal."

Rick Perry "has advocated abandoning Social Security, scuttling Medicaid and ending the federal income tax."

"Social Security doesn’t contribute a penny to the deficit."

"In 1981, Matagorda, Brazoria, and Galveston Counties all opted out of the Social Security program for their employees. Today, their program is very, very well-funded and there is no question about whether it’s going to be funded in" years to come.

"Social Security is indeed a Ponzi scheme."

On possibly raising the Social Security retirement age.

"Social Security, like I told you, is out of money. This year it is borrowing from the general treasury."  

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