Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan in 2005: Social Security is a Welfare Transfer System
“Social Security right now is a collectivist system, it’s a welfare transfer system.”
– Rep. Paul Ryan in a 2005 audio talking about privatizing the “socialist-based system” or social security, “personalizing” it. (From Buzz feed)
That would be the same Social Security program his mother gets a monthly check from. Well, had he made that statement during his speech at AARP event, he would have been roundly booed over this too, just like the audience’s response to his remark about repealing Obamacare.
This was cross-posted from The Hinterland Gazette.