Even though he wants younger generations to transition away from Social Security, the Texas congressman and Republican presidential candidate says he receives checks.
“I do,” Paul acknowledged in an MSNBC interview on Wednesday. When The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein asked if Paul shouldn’t set an example by declining the government benefit, Paul said no.
Paul, 76, has argued that Social Security and Medicare are technically unconstitutional. A major part of Paul’s deficit-reduction plan has involved allowing younger Americans to opt out of Social Security.