Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential candidate Mittens Romney is warning senior citizens to beware of turning Social Security into a “Perry scheme,” according to the Huffington Post.
In his political tryst published a scant six months ago, the Reverend Ricky argued the retirement safety net violated states’ rights, and suggested the program had problems from its inception in the 1930s. Ricky says he doesn’t want to change the program for older Americans, but he calls Social Security a “Ponzi scheme” because allegedly funding problems will mean younger Americans won’t receive benefits they are paying for now.
“I think Social Security has worked pretty darned well. I think the problem is keeping it from becoming a Perry scheme,” Mittens mewed.
He also said Social Security should be preserved for future generations and any shortcomings should be solved by whoever is elected president in 2012.
“Social Security is not going to change for anyone in this room,” the former Massachusetts governor reassured his aging audience.
Florida Democrats were quick to criticize Mittens however, not wanting voters to be fooled by his apparent defense of the social security system; Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke to reporters on a conference call and said Romney was in favor of “dismantling” Social Security and letting people invest retirement funds in the stock market.
“Mitt Romney would have you believe this is a government handout,” she reportedly said. “Mitt Romney would rather carry water for the tea party and leave seniors to fend for themselves in the private market.”
One thing’s for sure, Mittens is smelling blood in the water from Perry’s campaign and is attempting to go in for the political kill.