June 4, 2015

WHY BE AFRAID OF REFORMS W WON TWICE ON?

Who's Afraid of Social Security Reform? Not the GOP (HAL BUNDRICK, June 4, 2015, Fiscal Times)

Bush is not alone in suggesting a fundamental change to Social Security. In a large, and growing, field of Republican contenders, most are calling for boosting the retirement age. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie proposes a normal retirement age of 69 -- with early retirement benefits delayed to age 64. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida has floated similar increases.

Rand Paul is also in favor of raising the retirement age, but only for younger workers. And like most Republicans, he favors "means testing" - a reduction in Social Security benefits for the wealthy.


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