State of Illinois secondary Archives: on Social Security


Alexi Giannoulias: Increase taxable wage base instead of raising retirement age

Q: On social security, would you look at upping the retirement age?

GIANNOULIAS: We're going to have to take a look at what the deficit commission says and look at their ideas. I'm personally not in favor of increasing the age limit. I do think we need to look at different options on the revenue side, maybe increasing the taxable wage base, finding ways to get more revenue, but I'm all for strengthening social security, not diminishing it.

Source: NBC's Meet the Press: 2010 IL Senate debate Oct 10, 2010

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