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Posted by stevenleser in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Tue May 25th 2010, 04:59 PM
Did he forget for which state he is running to represent in the US Senate? Apparently so.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100525/ap_on_...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Marco Rubio wants Americans to work longer and retire later to places like Florida, a stand that has drawn criticism from his Senate rivals and unnerves some in the Sunshine State where one out of every seven residents gets a Social Security check.

As the nation grapples with the fast-growing insolvency of entitlement programs, likely Republican nominee Rubio has proposed raising the retirement age and cutting benefits to younger workers. Rubio wants to raise the full-retirement age, which now ranges from 65 to 67 depending on a person's birth year, until it reaches 70 in the next century. He would exempt people currently over 55.

He also favors allowing workers to invest part of their payroll taxes on their own. That plan is similar to one that was advanced by former President George W. Bush six years ago and proved so controversial that Republicans then in control never brought it to a vote in either House of Congress.

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