Perry already backtracking on “Fed Up!”

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August 23, 2011
The Raw Story    
Posted in News, PND News

"Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has disavowed views put forward in his book Fed Up!: Our Fight to Save America from Washington, just one week into his presidential campaign and only 9 months after it was first published in November 2010. In the book, Perry blasted the expansion of the federal government and criticized programs such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. He attacked social welfare programs as 'fraudulent systems designed to take in a lot of money at the front and pay out none in the end.' Perry also called Social Security 'a crumbling monument to the failure of the New Deal," implemented 'at the expense of respect for the Constitution.' ... Perry now wants Social Security benefits for existing retirees and those close to retirement to be strongly protected, [though] the governor also seeks to reform the program to insure it is 'fiscally responsible.'" (08/22/11)  

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