Christie Suggests Social Security Changes
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From the CenterChris Christie Calls for Raising Age for Social Security, Cutting Benefit for Some Seniors
Gov. Chris Christie called for reduced Social Security benefits for retired seniors earning more than $80,000 and eliminating the benefit entirely for individuals making $200,000 and up in other income, along with raising the retirement age to 69 from 67.
The changes would not apply to current retirees or those near retirement, but could help keep Social Security sustainable for future generations, Mr. Christie said. Not acting would jeopardize longevity of Social Security and other entitlement programs, he said, and potentia
From the LeftChris Christie kicks off his comeback tour in NH, going all-in on entitlement reform
Chris Christie kicked off a two day swing to New Hampshire with a sober prescription for tackling escalating entitlement spending.
The New Jersey governor and potential Republican presidential candidate proposed raising the retirement age for Social security to 69, means testing for Social Security, and gradually raising the eligibility age for Medicare.
Christie outlined his proposals on entitlement reform at a speech Tuesday morning at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.
From the RightChris Christie Proposes Social Security Cuts
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a Republican trying to gain traction in a crowded 2016 presidential field, on Tuesday proposed a major overhaul of the popular Social Security program for older Americans that would cut benefits for wealthy people.
At a New Hampshire appearance later on Tuesday, Christie plans to propose Social Security "means-testing" that would reduce the size of benefits for people earning more than $80,000 annually and phase them out entirely for those earning $200,000 or more.
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