Perry says Medicare and Social Security are Unconstitutional

The Daily Beast published a good article today that really exposes the madness of The Gov.  In the article Governor Perry is asked “I see how that might make sense for, say, education. But what would it mean for something like Social Security—a big, national safety net? In the book, you call Social Security a “failure” that “we have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now.” Is it time for it to end?”  Perry responds ” I think the first step in finding the solutions is admitting we have a problem—and admitting that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme”.   When asked “What was your reaction when activists were out there saying “keep your government hands off my Medicare”? Isn’t that a contradiction”, The Gov. laughed and said “I think you can find any sign on any issue at any rally. I’m not going to respond to one person’s sign.”

He is later asked “Progressives would say that “general welfare” includes things like Social Security or Medicare—that it gives the government the flexibility to tackle more than just the basic responsibilities laid out explicitly in our founding document. What does “general welfare” mean to you?”  The Gov’s response “I don’t think our founding fathers when they were putting the term “general welfare” in there were thinking about a federally operated program of pensions nor a federally operated program of health care.”

The Gov’s interpretation of the Constitution makes one wonder if he really knows how to read.  As we know The Gov didn’t do all that swell at A&M.  The Huffington Post published The Gov’s College Transcipt ;ast week and it sure had a lot of C’s and D’s and an F.

The Constitution reads that Congress has the power to “to lay and collect taxes” and to “provide for the…general welfare of the United States.” Nearly every Constitutional Scholars interprets the words “general welfare” to mean exactly that the government can enact programs that ensure that all Americans  live their lives secure in the understanding that retirement will not force them into poverty and untreated sickness.

The Gov. was then asked “So in your view those things fall outside of general welfare. But what falls inside of it? What did the Founders mean by general welfare?” to which he responded “I don’t know if I’m going to sit here and parse down to what the Founding Fathers thought general welfare meant.”

When asked “But you just said what you thought they didn’t mean by general welfare. So isn’t it fair to ask what they did mean? It’s in the Constitution.” Perry sat there in Silence. which prompted the interviewer to say “OK. Moving on”

Not even Ryan, Cantor and their crowd want to do away with Social Security and Medicare, they see it as a fountain of cash to be infused into their Stock Market Donors.  Perry is so far right, he makes these guys look almost moderate.

2 thoughts on “Perry says Medicare and Social Security are Unconstitutional”

  1. Govenor Perry is right. We need to get all these illegals off social security so we can have enough left for us. Govenor Perry knows we can’t keep paying it so we need to make the younger generation pay their own way and send the illegals back to mexico. If Obummer would do some work instead of being on vacation all the time he would know this.

  2. Mixed emotions, would be great to have Texas rid of Perry, but it would be a big disaster for the United States. Perry will sell the should of the United States to the lobbyist who gives him the most cash, just like he has done in Texas

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