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Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare
Christie calls for cuts in Social Security, Medicare

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, saying that the “American people have the appetite for hard truths,” called Tuesday for cutting Social Security benefits and raising Medicare premiums for future upper-income retirees and raising the retirement age. Although several other Republicans with presidential ambitions have called for changes in the nation’s giant retirement benefits programs, Christie’s proposals are more detailed and more likely to generate controversy. His plan would go considerably further, for example, than proposals made in 2010 and 2011 by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), when he was House Budget Committee chairman. Republican leaders in Congress have...

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