There's been a lot of flap over Rick Perry's assertion that Social Security is a "ponzi scheme." As much as I disagree with Rick Perry on certain issues from his governorship, I do believe this time he is right for the wrong reasons.
As long as we continue to debate the merits of "reforming" an unconstitutional mandate in the name of said mandate's "survival," we will remain distant from the intentions and ideals of our founders. Social Security does not need to be reformed. It needs to be abolished. There is no authority for it in The Constitution, and that should be the final word.