Skip to comments.GOP Senators May Make 69 Retirement Age (eligibility for Social Security)
Posted on 06/14/2005 4:50:36 PM PDT by QQQQQEdited on 06/15/2005 12:14:44 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Key Senate Republicans are considering gradually raising the Social Security retirement age as high as 69 over several years as they struggle to jump-start legislation that President Bush has placed atop his second-term agenda, officials said Tuesday.
Raising the retirement age is unpopular, according to some surveys.
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Raising the retirement age is just more of their pyramid scheme -- there were some threads about how when it was originally introduced, the life expectancy was much lower, so they didn't have to pay out much and not for very long, but they were taking in plenty. They want to go back to the same model -- push the age to 100, why don't they, to make sure that 99% of the people will be dead, before qualifying -- that's where they are going with it. SS is by any other name is just another tax, unless they will allow people to have personal accounts, which was proven to be a great success in Chile.
What difference does it make? I'm resigned to having to work the rest of my life anyway.
But woudn't you rather pay yourself, rather then pay that same amount to the government as taxes, whatever that amount is.
When they stop giving illegals free hospitalization and every other benefit in the book, when they stop shipping billions of bucks overseas to buy the friendship of other countries, then they can raise the SS age to save money.
They should make it a 50% pension until 68.
People want to get A check, and start receiving support, even if it isn't 100%.
No check until 69 is a good way to put Democrats back in power.
Congress critters should also raise their age to 69 for their government pensions...or more, for messing social security up so bad...
"When they stop giving illegals free hospitalization and every other benefit in the book, when they stop shipping billions of bucks overseas to buy the friendship of other countries, then they can raise the SS age to save money."
Couldn't agree more... ZERO government benefits for illegals before ANY cut to Social Security.
I just want my money back. Now
Names...I want names!
And, I want proof that the increase in age for full benefits also applies to the Senate's retirement plan!
Enough is enough.
Oh, come on, you don't buy this bilge do you?
This is more of that "Republicans face chasm of ideology,
Democrats remain united in solidarity with middle class"
When they add the illegals to the role as they are talking about, the age will jump to at least 72, most likely 76 within 10 years.
Good Lord don't encourage them! They're already staying in office into their 70s, 80s and 90s, treating their seats as if they were lifetime appointments.
Cogress critters should have a mandatory retirement of age 65.
Got a link for this story?
Reminds of that movie The Jerk. All I need is this gov't service and that gov't service....and this social security, and that medicare and that medicaid and that welfare and those perscription drugs, and those education dollars, and that money for art, and that money for endangered species, and this money for AIDS and that money for..........on and on endlessly. Other than that, they want freedom. Oh, of course THEY don't want to pay for any of it, but they want the RICH to pay.
They could save social security and raise the age to 79. Most will die before they can collect a dime...Problem solved.
Actually, there are not many Senators who get elected on Social Security privatization platforms.
You can get away with in a select few House districts, you can't really do it on a statewide ballot, because it is the third rail, and well, old people vote in droves.
Boy, you nailed it, FDR was a bigger disaster than Jimmy Carter. Too bad the idiot got elected 4 times.
Sorry...but the only benefit to be granted to illegals is a speedy deportation.