I hope this is real and not some ploy. I can’t even tell anymore (see “public option outrage”):
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Wednesday morning that she and other Democrats would “object” to raising the Medicare eligibility age in deficit reduction talks.
“Don’t go there because it doesn’t produce money,” she said on “CBS This Morning.” “Raising the retirement age does not get you that much money… so you’re doing a bad thing when it comes to seniors and you’re not achieving your goal” of lowering the deficit and improving the economy.
She said of potential reforms: “We’re saying, ‘does it work, is it fair or is it just a trophy for Republicans to take home?'”
“There’s a recognition he may need our votes,” Pelosi said of House Speaker John Boehner.