McCain: Social Security Is A "Disgrace"
by Josh Orton, Wed Jul 09, 2008 at 07:04:54 AM EDT
At a Monday townhall, expert economist John McCain on the most successful government program in the history of our country (via Steve Bennen):
"Americans have got to understand that we are paying present-day retirees with the taxes paid by young workers in America today. And that's a disgrace. It's an absolute disgrace, and it's got to be fixed."
This could ruin him. As most everyone who earns a paycheck knows, young workers pay into the program, and retirees collect the benefit. McCain is saying that Social Security is a disgrace because it works the way it's supposed to.
And as Steve points out:
Keep in mind, however, that McCain made his "total disgrace" comment in a town-hall meeting, with a phalanx of reporters in tow, and not one of them reported on his comments in any way. Literally, zero.
McCain, like Obama, travels everywhere with reporters. All the time. But yet I haven't heard a single cable news anchor mention this story - that McCain called Social Security an "absolute disgrace," have you?
Update [2008-7-9 11:31:32 by Josh Orton]: Here's the video: