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Hypocrite Alert: Ron Paul is on Social Security!

  • STEIN: A bit of a personal question then, are you on Social Security? Do you get Social Security checks?
  • PAUL: I do.
  • STEIN: Well, I mean, is there — you just told younger generations that they should ween themselves off this social contract.
  • PAUL: That is true.
  • STEIN: But you haven’t done it yourself…Don’t you think you chould have set a good example for the future generations. You’re not the wealthiest man in congress, I know that, but you have enough means to take care of yourself in retirement…Couldn’t you have set an example?
  • PAUL: No. I think the programs are so designed, just as I use the post office too, I use government highways, I do that too, I use the banks, the federal reserve system, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to remove this in the same way on Social Security.