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Joe Walsh on Social Security

Republican presidential primary challenger (former IL Rep.)

 


Gradually raising the retirement age beyond 67

Q: Would you raise the Social Security payroll tax on employers and employees? Would you raise the retirement age beyond 67? Would you change the benefit formula?

A: I would not raise the Social Security payroll tax on employers or employees. However, I would support gradually raising the retirement age beyond 67. With life expectancy continuing to increase, we have to ensure that entitlement programs are updated to reflect current realities of life expectancy.

Source: Chicago Tribune Editorial board questionnaires , Nov 1, 2010

Individuals set aside portion of own income for retirement

Q. What changes do you support to keep Medicare and Social Security solvent?

A. The President's health care proposals effectively perpetuate the Ponzi scheme-like character that epitomizes both Social Security and Medicare. Ultimately, the answer will require some mechanism for individuals to set aside a portion of their own income for their own retirement and health care. Only when individuals have some responsibility for their own well-being will we be able to get a handle on skyrocketing costs.

Source: Chicago Tribune Editorial board questionnaire responses , Feb 2, 2010

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