The attacks on Social Security have steadily intensified in the past few months. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer recently called for a higher retirement age and House Minority leader John Boehner suggested raising the retirement age to 70. Meanwhile, President Obama’s bipartisan 18-member commission dealing with the nation’s public debt is due to come out with a report in November that is expected to recommend cuts to Social Security. We speak with Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.
Monday, July 19, 2010
"Social Security Under Attack: Cuts Proposed, Higher Retirement Age Suggested" (with audio/video)
Democracy Now! with audio/video. (14:40):