On Morning Joe, Sam Stein Grills Ron Paul About Why He Collects Social Security

Ron Paul stopped by Morning Joe on Wednesday, where he discussed a range of issues, from whether he believes Mitt Romney has “core convictions” (Short answer:

Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his...

Congressman Ron Paul at an event hosted in his honor at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. Please attribute to Gage Skidmore if used elsewhere. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yes, although Paul would ultimately like to change the GOP’s core convictions), to the delegates he’s obtained, to entitlement programs.

At one point in the segment, panelist Mike Barnicle asked Paul whether he was “headed in the direction of eliminating programs like Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.”

Barnicle followed up by asking Paul whether he feels any obligation to talk to the younger generations or instrust them about “the fact that there has always been a social contract among Americans from one generation to another, to help those who need help the most.”

“Yeah,” Paul replied, “but not through government. The best way you can help people is to have freedom and free market incentives, production, sound money.”


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Panelist Sam Stein had a question of a more personal nature: “Are you on Social Security? Do you get Social Security checks?”

“I do,” Paul answered.

“Well, I mean, is there… You just told younger generations that they should ween themselves off this social contract,” Stein responded. “But you haven’t done it yourself.”

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com …

via On Morning Joe, Sam Stein Grills Ron Paul About Why He Collects Social Security.


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