A new Rasmussen poll shows Americans are increasingly uneasy about the prospect of receiving all of the Social Security benefits that they have been promised.
It found that 56 percent of all Americans surveyed reported that they were not confident that they would receive all of their Social Security benefits in their lifetime.
In fact, only 40 percent of those polled are even somewhat confident that they would receive every dime of Social Security that they have paid into the system, and only 14 percent said they were “very confident” of receiving all of their benefits.
Social Security has long been a thorny topic because of lobbying from groups such as AARP and pressure from seniors – one that many politicians have refused to touch.
“It is a Ponzi scheme for these young people,” said Perry. “The idea that they’re working and paying into Social Security today, that the current program is going to be there for them, is a lie.”
Social Security’s solvency will be of particular concern for younger Americans because of concerns that it is not sustainable in its current form and will not be around when they old enough to collect Social Security.