Las Vegas Sun

December 22, 2014

Currently: 74° — Complete forecast | Log in | Create an account

Heck distributes damage control flyer on “pyramid scheme” comments: “I admit I chose my words poorly”

Still reeling from his "pyramid scheme" gaffe on Social Security, Rep. Joe Heck is distributing a flyer that expands on his "I misspoke" explanation. The flyer, posted at right and passed out at a town hall this week, has another admission of poor phrasing but adds the program "does face significant financial problems." Heck also tries to turn the gaffe to his advantage, using it as an example of his courage: "It's not easy or popular to talk about problems, but you deserve to know the truth."

Heck quotes from the trustees' report, although he does not use the sections Democrats focus on that indicate it is decades before benefits start suffering.

In case you care about the facts, here's a summary

Join the Discussion:

Check this out for a full explanation of our conversion to the LiveFyre commenting system and instructions on how to sign up for an account.

Full comments policy