October 7, 1984: Presidential Debate, Louisville, KY
Don't take my word for it that Social Security does not add one thin dime to the budget deficit, or help balance any budget.
Just listen to the Old Gipper in his own words seen and heard at the 1-minute mark in this 7-minute segment from Politics Nation (NBC News).
Mr. Reagan probably could not run as a GOP today holding that same view. That is how much the GOP has changed since and drifted off the path of reality since his days in office. Pathetic, isn't it?
It is not just on this issue, but on a host of other issues and problems the country faces. The GOP attitude is simple: "Things have to be our way, or no way, or the highway."