The budget proposed by a House GOP group will “damage Social Security as we recognize it”
On November 18, 2021, in Washington, DC, Rep. Kevin Hern (R-OK) addresses a news conference with House Republicans on Capitol Hill.
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A request for a budget that might increase the Social Security retirement age and reduce advantages for all might also further privatize Medicare and lower taxes for the wealthy was published on Wednesday by a panel made up of 3-quarters of the House Republican caucus. Democratic lawmakers and innovative advocacy organizations criticized the plan as an obvious indication of the GOP’s misguided goals in advance of a crucial spending debate this fall.
The 175-member Republican Study Committee (RSC), headed by Rep. Kevin Hern, R-Oklahoma, has proposed slowly raising the maximum age to retire for Social Security, the age when individuals become qualified for every advantage, from the present level of 67 for those born in 1960 or later to 69.