VIDEO: Rick Perry Vs. Ronald Reagan On Social Security

Since his recent entry into the race for the GOP presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has shot to the top of the field of contenders. The latest polling places him with 29 percent of the likely Republican vote, six points ahead of runner-up Mitt Romney.

Last night, during MSNBC’s Republican debate at the Reagan Library, Perry returned to one of his now-familiar talking points, denouncing Social Security as “a monstrous lie” and “a Ponzi scheme.” But as this ThinkProgress video report shows, Perry’s hostile position on Social Security places him out of step with the mainstream of the country — and with the conservative icon after which the Reagan Library is named.


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