Nikki Haley Plans A Change For The Retirement Age

While in Iowa Wednesday, presidential candidate Nikki Haley suggested a change for retirement age. She also made other suggestions that many would like further explanations to now. Haley discussed limiting Social Security and Medicare benefits, for wealthier Americans, and entitlement reforms. She claimed that these systems needed to be changed for “young people coming up” to create some “sort of system for them.”

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According to CNN,

While calling for changes to salvage the programs that she argued were headed for bankruptcy, Haley said older Americans should not see any cuts to their benefits.

“You reform the entitlements, but you do it in a way that you don’t take anything away from seniors or people who are getting ready to retire. You focus on the new generation, you focus on what’s next,” said Haley, who served as US ambassador to the United Nations under Trump.
Haley’s comments come as President Joe Biden attacks Republicans for wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare, and Trump pressures Republicans to support the programs. Trump recently released a video saying Republicans should never vote to cut “a single penny” from those programs, even though his administration’s budget proposals included cuts to such social programs.

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On Wednesday Haley also called for expanding the Medicare Advantage plans, which are run by private healthcare insurers.

At this time Haley’s campaign does not have a comment on the exact age she wants to raise the retirement age to, though this would need to be decided on.

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