Via Democracy Now!:

GOP Considers Raising Retirement Age to 69

   On Capitol Hill, Republicans are considering raising the retirement age to 69 for people who want to receive full Social Security benefits. Under current law, the age for retiring with full benefits is 65 years and six months. It is rising gradually until it reaches 67 for individuals born in 1960 or later. Sen. Charles Grassley — the Republican chair of the Senate Finance Committee — reportedly outlined the proposal last week for fellow Republicans.


Sen. Grassley, ever tried getting a job when you’re over 50? Oh well, that’s the plan, isn’t it. Get the unemployed and unemployable — those who need it most — to retire early and draw less-than-full benefits.

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