Ron Paul Thinks Social Security is Unconstitutional, But Receives It Anyway [Video]
Presidential Candidate Representative Ron Paul does not think that Social Security is something the future generations should get. He rails about it in speeches and says that it is a government program that enslaves future generations. Yet that doesn’t stop him from cashing the checks.
In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Paul called for the future generations to wean themselves off of Social Security and face a future of freedom then when pressed admitted that he is currently on Social Security and accepting the governmental assistance in his own life.
Paul said clearly in the interview,
“I want young people to opt out of Social Security, but my goal isn’t to cut,”
That was what set the Huffington Post‘s Sam Stein on a vendetta when he said,
“A bit of a personal question — Are you on Social Security? Do you get social security checks?”
Paul who didn’t want to get called out said,
“[It's] just as I use the post office, I use government highways, I use the banks, I use the federal reserve system. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to remove this in the same way on Social Security.”
Paul then jokingly commented that he still pays more into Social Security than he gets out of it.
Paul has said that even though he wouldn’t eliminate the Social Security and Medicare systems he believes they are unconstitutional. He says if he were elected he would allow those under 25 to opt out of the system and save their own money for retirement.
Watch the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein Challenge Ron Paul on Social Security!