That was 65 days ago.
Today, we found out the he was just kidding.
From Ben Smith:
Rick Perry wrote in his book, "Fed Up!" that Social Security is unconstitutional. He hadn't really retreated from it as of last week, when he confirmed to me that he'd consider replacing it with a set of state pensions.In related news, Paul Ryan has once again denied that he will run for President of the United States. There is a simple reason why. Ryan understands that he is unelectable. His health care plan is largely unpopular with the American people. He wants to privatize Medicare and he knows he will be battered for it.
But his communications director seems to be in full retreat, in a comment to The Wall Street Journal's
But since jumping into the 2012 GOP nomination race on Saturday, Perry has tempered his Social Security views. His communications director, Ray Sullivan, said Thursday that he had “never heard” the governor suggest the program was unconstitutional. Not only that, Sullivan said, but “Fed Up!” is not meant to reflect the governor’s current views on how to fix the program.
Perry now officially favors the same thing as everyone else: strengthening the program.
I wonder if Rick Perry thinks he will be any different?
We need gradual reform, not empty rhetoric.
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