(12-03-2010 02:32 PM)Willinois Wrote: Their proposal for Social Security was pretty mild and even offered benefit increases to some lower income recipients and those over 85.
It looks like Simpson was correct about those who were engaging in sensationalist exaggeration about their plans for Social Security. I'm sure we can expect an apology from a number of posters at FDL and several pundits at progressive publications.
Actually even milder than I expected. But no, there won't be any apology because they're all pretending they are raising retirement age from 62 to 69 and that is just crap. I posted the actual text from the proposal and hope some folks will pay attention.
Early Eligibility is currently at age 62 and will increase to 64 in, get this, 2075. They have also proposed creating a flexible claim program and a hardship program for those who cannot work past age 62.