Saint Ronnie, who by today's standards would be too liberal to so much as qualify as a Republican candidate, has spoken. But the GOP's selective memory will magically scrub these quotes from their
"Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit. Social Security is totally funded by the payroll tax levied on employer and employee."
"Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit."
At the first Reagan-Mondale debate in 1984, Reagan set the record straight about Social Security.
Credit to Bill Scher and the Campaign for America's Future for unearthing this quote from Reagan. http://www.ourfuture.org