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  Indicted California Congressman Proposed Raising Retirement Age To 72
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AuthorDaniel Marans
News DateFriday, August 24, 2018 02:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionIn a conversation with constituents earlier this month, an indicted California congressman suggested reducing the national debt by raising Social Security’s retirement age to 72.

A constituent challenged Rep. Duncan Hunter (R) during an Aug. 7 telephone town hall to explain what the voter described as Republicans’ plans to pay for the recent tax cuts by “taking away my Medicare and Social Security,” according to audio of the call provided to HuffPost by American Bridge, a Democratic super PAC.

“I’m 41 years old. What if we said, hey, for everyone who’s under 45 years old, you don’t get to collect Social Security until you’re 72,” Hunter said.

He later clarified that he is open to raising Medicare’s eligibility age to 72 as well.
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