Reason Columnist Veronique de Rugy on Stossel Tonight, Talking Entitlement Spending


Reason columnist and Mercatus Center economist Veronique de Rugy will be on John Stossel's eponymous Fox Business show, talking about "the biggest rip-off": entitlement spending. Also featuring Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and demographer Joel Kotkin, both of whom have appeared in Reason.tv videos.


Bernie Madoff was the scandal of the century. His 50 billion dollar scam was called the biggest ponzi scheme ever. But that's just not true. There's a ponzi scheme worth TRILLIONS, not billions, called Social Security and Medicare. It's a scam worse than Madoff, and Congress isn't investigating it… it's RUNNING it. And our children will pay for it.

Joining the program this week, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), economist Veronique de Rugy of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, David Certner of the AARP, Joel Kotkin, author "The Next Hundred Million: America in 2050", and Gabriel Heiser of medicaidsecrets.com.

Airs Thursday at 8pm & 11pm ET. Re-airs Friday at 10pm ET, Saturday at 7pm ET, Sunday at 10pm ET.

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