ICYMI: MAGA House Republicans Push Raising Retirement Age

Axios: Why some in the GOP are floating upping retirement age for some Americans 

Washington, D.C. — Over the weekend, Axios reported that several prominent Republicans are vocally expressing support for raising the retirement age, a direct contradiction to other MAGA leaders’ hollow attempts to claim that cuts to essential retirement benefits are off the table.

Highlights from the article include:

Axios, Why some in the GOP are floating upping retirement age for some Americans

“Some Republicans say changes to entitlement programs, like upping the retirement age to prolong the initiatives, should be “on the table.”

“Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (R), who is running for president in 2024, said she supports changing the retirement age for Americans who are in their 20s.”

  • ‘”It is unrealistic to say you’re not going to touch entitlements,” Haley said on Fox News.”
  • ‘”The thing is you don’t have to touch it for seniors and anybody near retirement. You’re talking about the new generation, like my kids coming up,” she added.”

“Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy (R) also said Sunday that lawmakers should discuss raising the retirement age for Americans in their 20s.”

  • ‘”For people who are in their 20s, their life expectancy will probably be 85 to 90,” Kennedy said on Fox News.”
  • ‘”Does it really make sense to allow someone who’s in their 20s today to retire at 62?” he added.”
  • ‘”Those are the kinds of things that we should talk about, there are changes in Medicare that we should talk about,” he said.”

“Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) also said that raising the retirement age when it comes to receiving social security benefits “has to be on the table.’”

  • Mace told CNN that she supports potentially raising the retirement age “as long as it’s not anybody that’s heading into retirement right now.” 
  • ‘”We do not want to take away those that are in retirement, or those that are heading into retirement, but if we’re talking about younger generations … then that should be on the table.”’


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