More of what America would get from Speaker Boehner:
Ensuring there’s enough money to pay for the war will require reforming the country’s entitlement system, Boehner said. He said he’d favor increasing the Social Security retirement age to 70 for people who have at least 20 years until retirement, tying cost-of-living increases to the consumer price index rather than wage inflation and limiting payments to those who need them.
“We need to look at the American people and explain to them that we’re broke,” Boehner said. “If you have substantial non-Social Security income while you’re retired, why are we paying you at a time when we’re broke? We just need to be honest with people.”
Did you hear that senior citizens? The GOP leader admitted he’s going to cut your benefits to pay for the war. He’s not threatening to end the tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans. You remember how Bush and the GOP cut taxes for the rich despite our engagement in two wars. Nope. He’s coming for Social Security benefits.
You’ve been warned, senior citizens.
This is how the GOP will govern. Wall Street bankers will be coddled. Working Americans will get screwed (again.)