A mere five days after they met at the Reagan Library in California, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are preparing to go head to head in Florida chasing the Hispanic vote and what might be a more important Senior Citizen vote who will be most interested on their stance on Social Security and its future, as well as their plans as to what to do about the Retirement Agency that so many Americans depend upon in their later years.
Rick Perry, Governor of Texas compared the Social Security System as nothing more than a Ponzi game, ripping off the American people. It’s said he would advocate abolishing the system, as a matter of fact he has said that Social Security violates the U.S. Constitution at States Rights, and States should be permitted to opt out of the system altogether.
apparently Romney himself compared employees of Social Security as criminal and asked what would happen to ‘anyone in the private sector did a similar thing’, according to The Weekly standard (9-12-11). However, I would argue that the real fault lies with Congress itself. They are the ones authorized to tap the funds. So if anything the laws permitting such extraction should be repealed. I am thinking that is what Romney is actually addressing. He has already clarified that the system is in need of repair. However, Perry seems to point to killing it off.
The question is whether tonight either party will change their tone on this and a range of important issues disturbing voters on a National scale.
Politics in America has fallen to the lowest depth yet. Candidates run around the country spewing whatever it is that group of voters want to hear. This of course leaves the serious voter confused because they are not sure what the real position is. At least Michele Bachmann has fallen back into third place, while Political Pundants are saying that the Republican bid is a two-man race, at least for now. Bachmann however, might surprise us all. She has made some changes to her campaign, and has had time to reflect on her past tactics and at least tone it down somewhat. She has to be careful not to run too far to the Left, or Moderate Right, because her own affiliate “The Tea Party” might howl, and abandon ship. The fact is she is waiting in the wings, and might have her chance Monday to step in and stir things up. That would be the case too, especially if the voters started thinking of her as a serious contender again.
Jobs and Social Security are the issues for Monday. Whoever can convince the voter that he is best to represent them in this very controversial election, could end up as the Republican Candidate for President of The United States.
Let’s see which way the worm turns this time around.
Have a great day and of course as always…..God Bless America.
* A reminder that during the course of the day we might follow this with another Political Perspective on this same issue.