American politician (1947- )

Now, Social Security through the years, for many many people, has been a terrible investment. It's really a tax, that's all it is. Social Security is a tax.

TODD AKIN, Washington Minute, CSPAN, Mar. 19, 2011


Tags: social security, taxes

America has got the equivalent of the stage three cancer of socialism because the federal government is tampering in all kinds of stuff it has no business tampering in.

TODD AKIN, candidate forum in Columbia, MO, Apr. 2012


Tags: socialism, government

It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let's assume that maybe that didn't work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.

TODD AKIN, KTVI interview, Aug. 19, 2012


I think that the thing you have to do is, people have to start being held accountable for their decisions. If somebody's not buying insurance, then they're going to have to be selling their car, or whatever it is to try to help cover that.

TODD AKIN, at a primary debate, in response to a moderatorís question about what an uninsured 28-year-old who gets cancer should do, Jan. 2012


I think NBC has a long record of being very liberal and at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.

TODD AKIN, on Family Research Council President Tony Perkinsí radio show, Jun. 2012


Tags: liberals, God

Anybody who knows something about the history of the human race knows that there is no civilization which has condoned homosexual marriage widely and openly that has long survived.

TODD AKIN, debate on the House floor over the Marriage Protection Amendment, Jun. 2006


You find that along with the culture of death go all kinds of other law-breaking: not following good sanitary procedure, giving abortions to women who are not actually pregnant, cheating on taxes, all these kinds of things, misuse of anesthetics so that people die or almost die. All of these things are common practice, and all of that information is available for America.

TODD AKIN, speech in House of Representatives, Jan. 22, 2008


Tags: abortion