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VIDEO: Crowd Boos as Jay Leno Says Congress Plans to Raise Retirement Age to 70

Leno gets a dig in at Jim Clyburn and his fellow members of Congress who see no problem with shoveling billions into bankrupt banks, and taking it out of the pockets of senior citizens (2:27):

“Congress wants to vote to raise the retirement age to 70….They plan to vote to not let Americans retire until they’re 70. I think that’s fair, because a lot of Americans plan to vote to retire them in November. So, it’ll work out.”

Leno’s audience righteously boos at the idea, and well they should. Raising the retirement age to 70 would amount to a 20% benefit cut, which would push 1.5 million senior citizens into poverty.

Nancy Pelosi’s plan to shrug her shoulders in the lame duck session and say “what do you want, Blue Dogs and Republicans have feelings too” may not go over so well with the American public.

Jay Leno on Twitter: twitter.com/JAYLENO

h/t W.A.

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VIDEO: Crowd Boos as Jay Leno Says Congress Plans to Raise Retirement Age to 70

Leno gets a dig in at Jim Clyburn and his fellow members of Congress who see no problem with shoveling billions into bankrupt banks, and taking it out of the pockets of senior citizens (2:27):

“Congress wants to vote to raise the retirement age to 70….They plan to vote to not let Americans retire until they’re 70. I think that’s fair, because a lot of Americans plan to vote to retire them in November. So, it’ll work out.”

Leno’s audience righteously boos at the idea, and well they should. Raising the retirement age to 70 would amount to a 20% benefit cut, which would push 1.5 million senior citizens into poverty.

Nancy Pelosi’s plan to shrug her shoulders in the lame duck session and say “what do you want, Blue Dogs and Republicans have feelings too” may not go over so well with the American public.

Jay Leno on Twitter: twitter.com/JAYLENO

h/t W.A.

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