Christie Doubles Down On Vow to Overhaul Medicare and Social Security

(By – ERIC PIANIN, The Fiscal Times)

It has never been a way to win friends and influence voters, but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie isn’t shying away from reform of two “do-not-touch” entitlements—Medicare and Social Security. His goal is to cut the long-term debt since formally announcing his improbable campaign for the GOP presidential nomination last week. While former Florida governor Jeb Bush and a few other presidential aspirants have voiced passing concern about the country’s burgeoning fiscal problems, Christie in late April outlined a full blown agenda for overhauling Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid – including raising the retirement age and means testing benefits for seniors. Read more…


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