[Marxism] Obama Offered to Raise Medicare Age to 67 As Part of Debt Deal

Dan DiMaggio dan.dimaggio at gmail.com
Tue Jul 12 10:07:57 MDT 2011


Obama Offered To Raise Medicare Eligibility Age As Part Of Grand Debt Deal

WASHINGTON -- In his press conference on Monday morning, President
Barack Obama repeatedly insisted that he was willing to tackle some
sacred cows as part of a larger package to raise the debt ceiling.
Just how sacred, however, may surprise political observers.

According to five separate sources with knowledge of negotiations --
including both Republicans and Democrats -- the president offered an
increase in the eligibility age for Medicare, from 65 to 67, in
exchange for Republican movement on increasing tax revenues.


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