Charles Krauthammer

"Three easy steps: Change the cost-of-living measure, means-test for richer recipients and, most importantly, raise the retirement age."

Charles Krauthammer, Of Course it's a Ponzi Scheme, Washington Post (September 15, 2011)

Charles Krauthammer

"Beyond infrastructure, the conservative sees the proper role of government as providing not European-style universal entitlements but a firm safety net, meaning Julia-like treatment for those who really cannot make it on their own - those too young or too old, too mentally or physically impaired, to provide for themselves."

Charles Krauthammer, Did the State Make You Great, Washington Post (July 19, 2012)

George H.W. Bush

"There's one thing I hope we will be able to agree on. It's about our commitments. To every American out there on Social Security, to every American supporting that system today, and to everyone counting on it when they retire, we made a promise to you, and we are going to keep it. We rescued the system in 1983, and it's sound again. Our budget fully funds today's benefits, and it assures that future benefits will be funded as well. The last thing we need to do is mess around with Social Security."

-Pres. George H.W. Bush, 1990 State of the Union , Jan 31, 1990