Wednesday, October 15, 2014

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Mark Pryor Won't Admit He Wants To Raise Social Security Retirement Age

Pryor Supported Raising The Retirement Age For Social Security

Pryor Said Democrats Should Be Open To Considering Everything, Including Changing The Retirement Age For Social Security. “Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., a moderate and an appropriator, said he believes Democrats have to consider everything, including changes to Social Security like an increase in the retirement age. ‘We have been living beyond our means for a long time now,’ Pryor said. ‘At some point you have to stop doing that and we are at that point now where we just have to make those decisions; they are going to be hard.’” (Humberto Sanchez, “Conrad To Cajole Colleagues To Bipartisan Deficit Summit,” National Journal, 2/8/11)

In 2011, Pryor Said That “We Could Fix Social Security Next Week” If We Tell Our Kids’ Generation That They Can’t Get Social Security Until They Turn 68 Or 69. KTSS’s JERRY WESTOMORELAND: “Alright, I want to ask you, and then also Social Security.” PRYOR: “Yeah, Social Security is another thing that’s not in any of the budgets right now, but it is very fixable. And again if people get serious about it in Washington, we could fix Social Security next week, if we wanted to. It’s not that hard to do. Especially if we start right now, because Social Security is solvent until, you know, for about 25 years, so if you make small changes now you have 25 years those little changes to accumulate over time and really help. But you could pretty easily make Social Security solvent in perpetuity. Probably the biggest change would be is that you would take my kids’ generation, teenagers today, and life expectancy is longer et cetera, and probably say that they couldn’t get Social Security until they turn 68 or 69. If you just did that one change you would fix about 80% of it right there. (KTSS, Interview With Sen. Mark Pryor, 6/6/11)

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