BUT TO ARGUE THAT Social Security is not a Ponzi scheme because (and I quote) “A Ponzi scheme is a fraud” is risible.
So you’re saying that an “insurance” program where the premiums are taken from all by force, but in which the contributors have no ownership rights, and the administrators of which have spent — indeed, overspent — the entire proceeds, leaving near-worthless IOUs in the “lock box” … is NOT a fraud?
He just DOES not get it. He’s arguing that it’s politically wise to argue over how much who’s going to cut or not. “He’s going to pay you LESS stolen money than I am. Vote for me.”
May get the politician elected to office, but it’s not a winning strategy.
ANd then he says, “Tea Party people are walking back their objection to Romney over health care.”
Dick! Dick! Just say, “NO!” Put down the pipe and exhale! Sheesh! Romney is toast PRECISELY because of Romneycare. The Tea Party folk KNOW that Obamacare is the number one issue facing America. It MUST be repealed, killed dead, and the ground salted so it can never rise again. Unless that happens, all the WIN in the world does us no good. They’ll NEVER back anyone with ANY taint of socialized medicince on him. That alone is what makes Michele Bachman — with her monomaniacal insistence that Obamacare MUST be repealed as the first order of business — a winner to most independent minds on the Right.