Speaking to a crowd in Iowa this weekend, the Texas governor and GOP presidential hopeful doubled down on statements he made in his book, Fed Up!, that Social Security is essentially a pyramid scheme.It's a good thing Rick Perry is so stupid, otherwise there might be a problem responding to this. Imagine how you'd have to counter it if you were Obama. You'd have to claim SS wasn't a Ponzi scheme. That would be a tough sell. It's one thing to use scare tactics to say Rick Perry wants to eat poor people, it's quite another to deal with a specific charge that Gen X and Gen Y know to be true.
“It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people,” Perry said. “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."
Yep, it's a good thing Rick Perry is stupid.
H/T: Rob Long at Ricochet.