Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Key Social Security Facts Shaping Presidential Politics

Why is Mitt Romney trying to attack from the left Rick Perry on Social Security? The answer would be that 27% of households have a Social Security recipient and that there are 53.4 million Social Security recipients.

Romney sees an opening in these numbers and now presents himself as the defender of Social Security and Perry as its executioner. The argument gets reduced to a sound-bite of whether the program is a Ponzi scheme or fraud or monstrous lie, all attacks hurled at it by Perry.

Will FDR's crown jewel save Mitt Romney? Does Romney have any better option to derail Perry?

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