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Turning now to a story that impacts millions of older Americans hey are -- looking at -- reports that -- dropping its opposition to cutting Social Security.
Not a group speaking with our -- -- Elizabeth MacDonald who just happens to join us now Liz.
What do they say -- Say they are -- supporting they've always support cuts to Social Security.
In order to keep it solvent they're saying they support cuts to benefits formulas they support cuts.
Two benefits for future retirees.
They just say no to cuts for imminent retirees and people who are already retired they also saying no cuts to any.
The associated with any deficit talk -- they don't want an advance so security got cuts linked to any discussion of the deficit.
And there's dosing go to private accounts remembered George W.
Bush support -- -- grounds for and so security.
Art then fought back in -- had vigorously against that even though President Clinton supported Social Security privatized accounts.
In the ninety's until they got sidetracked by the Monica Lewinsky impeachment scandal.
But essentially killed President Bush's efforts to to -- it together.
That's right you're right they ran an ad saying hey if you want to fix the sink you don't tear down the whole house but the other issue too with.
The devil -- in the details and -- says it supports cuts to Social Security what does it mean I had to put out a statement saying it's always been in the position -- of any -- changes.
Phased in slowly over time so when -- is -- and by the way into does but his support quote moderate cuts.
What cuts to Social Security it would you see out of our proposals what kind of cuts would.
83 -- supported the less times that security was change.
And those -- came out guess what over 75 years so talk about moderate they are you know leaning out over 75 years and any congressman is gonna take.
A whack to any cuts assist her to get boat sell India and what you're saying is is this really isn't a game changer this isn't moving any sort of momentum -- either way it's basically up -- -- -- statement.
That may or may not create any sort of end result didn't did you really when it when -- talk -- are not covered up in the past.
He really got -- get.
The details out of them and they've their very good at not giving you the details of what the -- say exactly support.
And they put out a statement for example you know attacking the Wall Street -- front page story.
And basically in response that we got to our early and essentially -- when pressed they don't give me the details of what kinds -- the exact.
They would support because they don't want to risk alienating their members from -- lost 300 without them.
Members over supporting an estimated over supporting health reform and under attack also from conservative Republicans.
Possibly the -- -- -- to lose -- taxes and status.
Because they sell.
Health insurance policy -- one point four billion dollars a year I mean this is not your ordinary us lobbyists lastly how -- that's right.
And a hugely influential group at the polls as well grant that's right is that why we pay attention to.
Lisbon government I love when you go after the big ones I love it thanks a lot.
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