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Rick Perry is at it again. Just one week after Perry’s Communications Director Ray Sullivan told the Wall Street Journal that Perry’s anti-Washington book Fed Up! does not reflect the Texas governor’s current views on Social Security, the Texas governor reiterated the his controversial position on the program.

On Saturday Perry told an Iowa crowd that

“[Social Security] is a Ponzi scheme for these young people. 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,” Perry said. “It is a monstrous lie on this generation, and we can’t do that to them.”

Perry went on to declare that “I haven’t backed off anything in my book. So read the book again and get it right.”

Considering that Fed Up! argues that Social Security, federal education policy, consumer financial protection, and bank regulation are all unconstitutional — among other controversial claims — it’s hard to disagree with Perry’s declaration. Voters should definitely read Perry’s book and get his policies right, because otherwise they might find themselves unwittingly voting for one of the most extreme conservative presidential candidates in memory.

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Here's a policing story with a happy ending: Deputies in Deltona, Florida, recently stopped a black jogger who fit the description of a burglary suspect. The jogger, Joseph Griffin, is a former military police officer and currently a registered nurse. Griffin knew to be calm and cooperative.

The deputy asked Griffin to bear with him. He said he had to detain him but added, "Buddy, you're not in trouble or anything."

Griffin responded saying that with "everything going on, it's just a little bit scary."

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