Former Presidential candidate, Ron Paul, openly advocated in an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” for the youth to “wean” off Social Security. In his speech he goes off saying social security is a government program that enslaves future generations.
Paul was then asked by the Huffington Post’s Sam Stein if he is currently on Social Security or receiving government assistance. Paul answered, “It’s just as I use the post office, I use government highways, I use the banks, I use the Federal Reserve System. But that doesn’t mean that you can’t work to remove this in the same way on Social Security.”
In the interview Paul stated, “I want young people to opt out of Social Security, but my goal isn’t to cut.”
Paul further clarifies his intent by saying, “I would preserve Social Security as best I can, but we want to get off.” Paul jokingly remarks he pays more into the system than he receives.
Paul persistently claims that Social Security is unconstitutional. Despite wanting to end the program much of the work is advocated towards the younger generation, and not during the next presidency. His plan, if elected, was to allow citizens under the age of 25 to opt out of the system and save their own money for retirement. Paul is outspoken when it comes to expressing his disapproval for government programs such as the Federal Reserve, energy and education.