Sarah Palin has weighed in to discuss controversial claims by Rick Perry that social security is a ‘ponzi’ scheme. And while Palin says she wants to protect America’s elderly, she argued that there might be a case for reforming the system.
Perry drew widespread criticism for his claim, made at a debate last week. Critics say that this is just another example of Perry’s tendency to go too far and make comments that prove disastrous with the broader electorate, even if they play well with the core Republican vote.
By attempting to explain what Perry really meant, Palin is leaving open the door to possible social security reform. And although Perry’s language was questionable, since social security is demonstrably not a ponzi scheme, the need for reform of some sort is clear.