Santorum: Trim Social Security Now Even if Painful

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is wading into politically risky waters by saying Social Security benefits should be reduced immediately rather than on a delayed basis.

Rick Santorum (AP)

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum is
wading into politically risky waters by saying Social Security benefits should be reduced immediately rather than on a delayed basis.

The former Pennsylvania senator says he is being courageous and
honest by telling Americans they can't afford to wait to rein in Social Security's growing costs because of the federal debt crisis.

Calling for cuts in Social Security often triggers strong opposition. Some of Santorum's GOP opponents say cuts in Social Security benefits should not take effect for years.

Santorum says Social Security's eligibility age should be raised and benefits should be trimmed for upper-income retirees.


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