Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt)
"I get a little bit disturbed when I hear folks...talking about Social Security is going broke…'We have to reduce benefits, we have to privatize it, we have to raise the retirement age.' That is all total nonsense."
Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY)
"...We've reached a point now where [Social Security is] like a milk cow with 310 million tits!"
Representative Ron Paul (R-TX)
"I'd let [young people] out — just get out of the program, opt out! Restore your freedom, demand your rights to take care of yourself. And then take care of the elderly who are dependent — don't put them out in the streets."
Syndicated columnist Mark Miller is the author of The Hard Times Guide to Retirement Security: Practical Strategies for Money, Work, and Living. He blogs at RetirementRevised.com. Twitter: @RetireRevised.