Reid on Social Security: Get Back to Me in 20 Years

by Andrew Stiles

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) made clear in an interview with Lawrence O’Donnell that he won’t even discuss basic reforms to Social Security until maybe “two decades from now.”


The thought of a 92-year-old Harry Reid still puttering around the senate in 2031 is indeed frightening, but not inconceivable, given the rate at which life expectancy continues to rise, which is one of the primary reasons why basic reforms to Social Security — such as raising the retirement age — are needed to ensure its solvency. Unfortunately, rather than act his own age, Reid has chosen the fingers-in-the-ears, ‘Na Na Na Na’ approach to governing.

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