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Boehner, House GOP leaders: Raise Medicare eligibility age, cut Social Security, slash taxes on wealthy

December 3, 2012 by legitgov

Boehner, House GOP leaders: Raise Medicare eligibility age, cut Social Security, slash taxes on wealthy [And, the Pentapost, ever the faithful servant of the GOP, Wall Street, and the Drone -- buried these salient points in paragraphs *eight and nine* of their 'article.'] 03 Dec 2012 The [GOP] proposal... would push the top rate below the current level of 35 percent and raise cash by wiping out loopholes and deductions. The plan also seeks $600 billion in health savings. One option, GOP aides said, would be raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67. And it would save $200 billion by applying a(n) less generous austerity measure of inflation government wide, including to Social Security benefits, which would rise more slowly as a result. The GOP plan also seeks another $300 billion in cuts to agency budgets on top of the $1 trillion in cuts already enacted. [Oh, but there's a spare $100 million to build an Air Force facility in Tel Aviv, though, right? Start reading.]

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