McCain claims ‘everything is on the table’ to fix Social Security, then quickly takes an item off the table.

During an interview with the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) contradicted himself in a matter of minutes regarding Social Security. When asked how he would “fix Social Security,” McCain first said, “You’ve got to say look, everything is on the table.” But then, minutes later, when asked if he favored “raising the cap,” McCain said, “No.” He then criticized Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for previously saying that raising the payroll cap is “one possible option.” Listen here:

McCain’s Social Security contradiction isn’t surprising considering he regularly denies his own record of support for privatization. In fact, just yesterday, McCain called the basic structure of Social Security “an absolute disgrace.”