Keller @ Large: Republicans Clash In Debate

BOSTON (CBS) – The President’s plan for creating jobs and the future of Social Security were front and center during Monday night’s Republican Presidential debate.

Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, mixed it up again.

Romney wasn’t the only one taking aim at Perry, but for the second time in less than a week the two front-runners clashed over Social Security.

WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller Is At Large

New polls show Rick Perry’s tough-talking performance in last week’s debate was well-received by Republican voters. And Monday, he gave them more of the same.

Perry was under attack all night on a range of issues, and while he didn’t crumble, he did stumble at times.

All eight candidates on stage in Tampa did agree on one thing: They don’t like President Obama’s new jobs bill.

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  • mikey

    With 79 million baby boomers in the process of signing up for it, Social Security doesn’t have a future.

  • tsal

    Mikey those 79 million baby boomers paid for social security. The majority of Americans are facing the fact that they do not have a future. The only people who have a future in this country are the wealthy – the elite. What do you call a society where the top 10% run the country and the rest are working poor? Whatever it is, Perry’s Texas will lead the way.

  • larrman

    The term for a society where only the top 10% run the country is oligarchy…and in case no one noticed, the United States “democracy” has been an oligarchy for a very long time.

  • tsal

    @larrman – I was going for plutocracy but think oligarchy fits better. You are correct. It began in the late 70s/very early 80s and has been spreading like a disease ever since. It came in quietly and as blatant as it is today it amazes me that many don’t see it. It isn’t just politicians. The root is the wealthy and the high powered corporations who control them.

  • tsal

    I have no idea if this will post since I’m pasting information but to prove the above point, I just received CNN breaking news as follows:

    More Americans fell below the poverty line last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday.

    The nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, up from 14.3% in 2009 and to its highest level since 1993.

    Last year marked the third year in a row the rate increased. All told, 46.2 million people are considered in need. In addition, real median household income last year was $49,445, a 2.3% decline, the Census Bureau reported.

    Those calling it wealth redistribution are correct – unfortunately they refuse to see that it’s being distributed right to the top.

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