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Romney vs Perry on Social Security

(This could be a long-running affair, so I should probably put “Part I” in the title.)

That Perry campaign press release on Romney blurs the difference between two different issues. In Romney’s book he complains that Congress has been stealing from Social Security. He’s not saying that the program is itself a fraud. Romney has flip-flopped on plenty of issues but this isn’t one of them.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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