The Daily Beast published a good article today that really exposes the madness of The Gov.Â 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 Securityâ€”a big, national safety net? In the book, you call Social Security a â€œfailureâ€ that â€œwe have been forced to accept for more than 70 years now.â€ Is it time for it to end?”Â Perry responds ” I think the first step in finding the solutions is admitting we have a problemâ€”and admitting that Social Security is a Ponzi scheme”. Â When asked “What was your reaction when activists were out there saying â€œkeep your government hands off my Medicareâ€? Isnâ€™t that a contradiction”, The Gov. laughed and said “I think you can find any sign on any issue at any rally. Iâ€™m not going to respond to one personâ€™s sign.”
He is later asked “Progressives would say that â€œgeneral welfareâ€ includes things like Social Security or Medicareâ€”that it gives the government the flexibility to tackle more than just the basic responsibilities laid out explicitly in our founding document. What does â€œgeneral welfareâ€ mean to you?”Â The Gov’s response “I donâ€™t think our founding fathers when they were putting the term â€œgeneral welfareâ€ 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.Â As we know The Gov didn’t do all that swell at A&M.Â 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 â€œto lay and collect taxesâ€ and to â€œprovide for theâ€¦general welfare of the United States.â€ Nearly every Constitutional Scholars interprets the words â€œgeneral welfareâ€ to mean exactly that the government can enact programs that ensure that all AmericansÂ 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 donâ€™t know if Iâ€™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 didnâ€™t mean by general welfare. So isnâ€™t it fair to ask what they did mean? Itâ€™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.Â Perry is so far right, he makes these guys look almost moderate.