Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr., the only New Jersey representative on the House Ways and Means Committee, on Tuesday criticized Christie's proposals to raise the retirement age to 69 and eliminating benefits for those earning more than $200,000. The current retirement age is 67 for those born in 1960 and later.
"One of the most unpopular governors in the country is unveiling what will soon become one of the most unpopular entitlement reform plans," said Pascrell (D-9th Dist.). "Governor Christie has decided that the only way to rein in entitlement spending is on the backs of seniors. This couldn't be more wrong."The Democrats spend so much time talking to their billionaire campaign contributors that they don't realize that a person making $2000,000/year doesn't have a very strong argument for government assistance. Whatever happened to the Democratic talking point of: "From each according to his abilities; to each according to his needs"?