Perry: Buffett Too Rich for Soc Sec, Medicare

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(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

In 20-minute taped interview for AARP, Texas topper uses the financial guru’s case to argue for means testing for both senior entitlement programs.

Perry: “I think if you test for the income levels and, you know, obviously if you’re Warren Buffett, I’m not sure you sure you really need to be accessing Social Security.”

Also tones down his “Ponzi Scheme” language: “I mean there’s a lot of scare tactics out there… Well, if you’re on Social Security, if you are approaching the age, it will be there for you, but we know it’s broken for those younger workers out there.”

Related Topics: AARP, Medicare, Rick Perry, Social Security, Warren Buffett, 2012 Elections, Budget, Business, Economy, Issues, News, Republican Party, The Page

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