Yet again, as a guest with Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, presidential hopeful and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was asked about reforming Social Security in order to help it avoid insolvency. And yet again, he used a straw man argument to dodge the question.
Huckabee said that he is not interested in changing the Social Security system because “I don’t think you can tell somebody who’s worked for 51 years and had their check taken out involuntarily that ‘Oh by the way, we lied to you, we stole from you, and we’re going to stick it to you one more time.’ I just think that’s not something you push on people who have worked a lifetime and you blame them for government screwing up.”
Huckabee’s argument is a straw man designed to let him avoid a difficult discussion.
Nobody is proposing changing terms of Social Security for those in or even near retirement.
To say that he’s against changing the deal for someone “who’s worked for 51 years” is meaningless. Nobody is for that.
And we don’t need to change the deal for those in or near retirement to help this federal Ponzi scheme survive at least another generation or two.
Mike Huckabee’s dodge on Social Security reform demonstrates that he’s simply not strong enough or intellectually honest enough to be president of the United States.
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