FreedomWorks Chairman Dick Armey told bloggers at the Right Nation 2010 convention this weekend that the government takes people’s money “under false pretenses.” Social security? Huge Ponzi scheme, he says.“Social Security is a pay-as-you-go Ponzi scheme. They knew very well that the extra $250 billion would be spent on their social schemes,” said the former House Majority Leader, who now chairs the tea party-backing FreedomWorks.
Back in February, Armey told TPM that Republicans needed to start being “courageous” and consider cuts to social security and medicare.
Think Progress captured Armey making the Ponzi scheme argument on camera.
(h/t Think Progress)