Raising Social Security Eligibility Age Is a Benefit Cut

By: Tuesday August 28, 2012 9:29 am

This recent AP/GfK poll on Social Security has gotten some attention, and I thought how it was worded needed to be addressed. The first question was fine. It ask if people would rather raise more taxes or cut benefits to improve the Social Security trust fund. A majority, 53 percent, said they prefer to raise [...]

To Harm of Millions, Obama Wants to Raise Medicare Age Requirement

By: Monday July 11, 2011 1:51 pm

It seems President Obama as expected grabbed hold of the Joe Lieberman’s trial balloon and is now also pushing to raise the Medicare retirement age to 67. From Huffington Post: According to five separate sources with knowledge of negotiations — including both Republicans and Democrats — the president offered an increase in the eligibility age [...]

Poll: 96% of Americans Think Balancing the Federal Budget Is Not the Most Important Issue

By: Monday August 16, 2010 1:53 pm

With the economy in bad shape and a huge number of Americans out of work, what regular people care about is jobs. And no matter how much the deficit hawks try to whip up deficit hysteria, very few people think that balancing the budget is the most important issue. The newest Penn, Schoen and Berland [...]

VIDEO: Crowd Boos as Jay Leno Says Congress Plans to Raise Retirement Age to 70

By: Tuesday July 20, 2010 8:49 am

Leno gets a dig in at Jim Clyburn and his fellow members of Congress who see no problem with shoveling billions into bankrupt banks, and taking it out of the pockets of senior citizens (2:27): “Congress wants to vote to raise the retirement age to 70….They plan to vote to not let Americans retire until [...]