Monday, July 19, 2010

"Social Security Under Attack: Cuts Proposed, Higher Retirement Age Suggested" (with audio/video)

Democracy Now! with audio/video. (14:40):
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.

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