Former congressman discusses Social Security

07/16/08 Mitch E. Perry
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Last week Democrats and Labor union officials pounced on John McCain after he was quoted as saying the system for funding Social Security is "a disgrace" because it forces young workers to pay into a program that is unlikely to benefit them in its current form.”

He added, young people "are paying into a system that they won't receive benefits from on the present track that it's on. That's the point. I don't think it's fair. I think it's terrible."

Clay Shaw served as the Republican Congressman for Florida’s 22nd District, encompassing parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, for 26 years before being defeated by Ron Klein two years ago. From 1999 to 2005, he was chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee in Congress. Shaw strongly defended McCain’s comments in a conversation with WMNF today.

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