Congressman Ron Paul today on “Morning Joe” said his “program is the most humanitarian,” and he wants “young people to opt out of Social Security” but admitted that he is actually on Social Security. The libertarian GOP presidential candidate from the state of Texas spent several minutes claiming that “free markets” and “sound money” equal freedom and are best for all Americans, and derided social programs like Medicare and Social Security.
Paul said that the concept of the Social Contract is “not in true Constitution. That’s sort of a 20th century concoction.”
Then Sam Stein said, “A bit of a personal question: Are you on Socil Security? Do you get Social Security checks?”
“I, ah, I do,” Ron Paul responded.
Stein added, “You just told younger generations they should wean themselves off that. But you haven’t done that yourself.”
Paul: “That’s true.”
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