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Monday, 19 September 2011 17:50

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Spar Over Social Security

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As the battle to become the Republican nominee for President heats up in advance of next year�s primary elections, one of the most mine-ridden fields is that surrounding Social Security and its future solvency.

One of those competing to represent the GOP in 2012 made a now-infamous remark on the subject during a debate held September 7 in Simi Valley, California at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. Texas Governor Rick Perry (left) was asked to explain his position on Social Security as it impacts the right of states to govern themselves. He responded:

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