Christie Calls For Changes To Social Security, Medicare

Apr 14, 2015

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If Chris Christie had his way, Social Security would morph from a program that pays benefits to all workers who pay in, to one that means tests beneficiaries. 

Future seniors who earn $80,000 in retirement income would see their social security checks shrink.

Retirees earning more than $200,000 would get no check at all.

"Do we really believe that the wealthiest Americans need to take from younger, hard-working Americans to receive what for most of them, is a modest monthly social security check? I say no."

Christie also proposed raising the Social Security retirement age from 67 to 69, and increase the sliding scale for means testing for Medicare. 

Christie’s speech kicked off a two-day visit to the New Hampshire.

He’s said he may wait until summer before deciding if he’ll run for president. At St. Anslem, he kept his plans close.

"Am I thinking about it? Yeah, I’m thinking about it."

Christie, and every other republican eyeing or already in the 2016 race will be in Nashua this weekend for the N.H. GOP's presidential summit.