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In a remarkable interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, House Republican Leader John Boehner explicitly called for cutting Social Security in order to pay for the war in Afghanistan. The article reports:
“Ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country’s entitlement system, Boehner said. He said he’d favor increasing the Social Security retirement age to 70 for people who have at least 20 years until retirement, tying cost-of-living increases to the consumer price index rather than wage inflation and limiting payments to those who need
Originally posted by yellowcard
How about cut social security, medicare, medicaid and the war(s). We'll either have to do it now or later...unless you believe in magic fairies that eliminate debt with their pixie dust. I believe the role of government is to maximize freedom and welfare, not give you free stuff and marching orders.
FYI, I think this article takes the Congressman out of context anyhow...but regardless, we should cut both.
[edit on 3-7-2010 by yellowcard]
“Ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country’s entitlement system,