Boehner says Social Security reform should be considered
January 27th, 2011
07:45 AM ET
3 years ago

Boehner says Social Security reform should be considered

Washington (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner backed off Wednesday from a previous call to raise the eligibility age for Social Security benefits, but still described the idea as logical.

In an interview on CNN, Boehner, R-Ohio, said he made a mistake in advocating such a change to the government-run pension plan without first reaching an understanding of what needed to be done to reduce the federal deficit.


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  1. MPeters

    John Boehner, you can consider cutting Social Security after you have reduced out of control military spending by half of the current budget. That is approximately 350B dollars. You can also consider cutting Social Security after you get rid of your ridiculous tax cuts for the weathy.

    Why do you hate old people?

    January 27, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. PalmReader

    'In an interview on CNN, Boehner, R-Ohio, said he made a mistake in advocating such a change to the government-run pension plan without first reaching an understanding of what needed to be done to reduce the federal deficit.'

    Goodness, CNN. Government-run pension plan? I'd commend the honesty if I didn't thing it is being done to help fuel the TeaPer socialist agenda CNN has been promoting this past year and a half. To Boehners point: the ball is in his court now. After all, it is he and his Republican cohorts who must now enact legislation benefiting ALL of America - not just red state America.

    January 27, 2011 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
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