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Schakowsky: Social Security retirement age shouldn’t be raised because of ‘rich white men’

For those upset over the push for the Social Security retirement age to be raised, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Heather McGhee may have provided you a refreshing defense. In a segment about the Deficit Commission on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes Saturday morning, the congressman and the director of…

Obama backs off Social Security cuts in deficit plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama, yielding to pressure from his political base, has backed off a proposal to reform Social Security retirement benefits in a high-stakes deficits deal Congress needs to reach this year. The Democratic president upset many core supporters in July when he considered changing how the…