Presidential candidate Mitt Romney charged this week during a fund-raiser in Utah that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comments on Social Security being a "Ponzi scheme" make him unelectable and is an insult to seniors.
"Gov. Perry is a good guy [but] he's not going to get elected and the reason is no one in the history of this country has got elected by attacking Social Security," Romney said Thursday at a reception in the Wells Fargo building in downtown Salt Lake City. "Social Security is a good thing. It is a good and moral thing to care for people who throughout their lives have put money aside, counting on that as a retirement plan."
In audio from the event provided to The Tribune, Romney said Perry's comparison of Social Security to something a con man uses is an affront to those who have paid into the system.