Business Groups Propose Raising Age for Entitlement Benefits

Did you know that Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security account for 42% of the federal budget?

The Business Roundtable, which represents chief executives of major U.S. companies, proposed shoring up Social Security and Medicare by raising the eligibility age without increasing taxes on income subject to the Social Security payroll tax.

For Social Security, the group’s plan released today in Washington would gradually raise the retirement age to 70 from 67, scale back benefits for wealthier recipients and switch to a method of calculating inflation that would result in lower cost-of-living payments for current and future retirees.

To read the full article about how business groups are calling for Congress to address the shortfall in funding for Social Security and Medicare as part of the overall debt reduction plan please CLICK HERE.

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