Bruce Braley Can’t Be Trusted On Social Security

DES MOINES – Washington liberal Bruce Braley has proven that he can’t be trusted on the issue of Social Security. Braley first said that he was for raising the retirement age, but today he announced he opposes his own idea.

As the Des Moines Register reports:

“Braley told the Cedar Rapids Gazette in 2006 – shortly before he won his first election to Congress – that raising the retirement age might be necessary to ensure Social Security’s long-term viability. … The Braley campaign on Monday clarified that he does not support raising the retirement …” (Jason Noble, New Joni Ernst Ad Pledges Support For Entitlements, The Des Moines Register, 08/25/14)

“When it comes to protecting Social Security, Washington liberal Bruce Braley can’t be trusted. First he said he wanted to raise the retirement age, now he’s flip-flopped,” said Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “It’s clear Bruce Braley can’t be trusted, because he’ll say anything to stay in power in Washington.”

BACKGROUND …

Bruce Braley Flip-Flopped On Social Security

Bruce Braley Specifically Said He Would Consider Raising The Social Security Retirement Age. “However, he’s willing to consider all options when it comes to ensuring the program’s long-term viability. … However, there aren’t many options he would rule out. Braley called for ‘some modest adjustments.’ With life expectancy growing, raising the retirement age – similar to the adjustment made under the Reagan administration – might be necessary, Braley said. (James Lynch, Braley Calls For `Some Modest Adjustments’ To Social Security, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, 10/20/06)

Bruce Braley Specifically Said He’s Against Raising The Social Security Retirement Age. “Braley told the Cedar Rapids Gazette in 2006 – shortly before he won his first election to Congress – that raising the retirement age might be necessary to ensure Social Security’s long-term viability. … The Braley campaign on Monday clarified that he does not support raising the retirement …” (Jason Noble, New Joni Ernst Ad Pledges Support For Entitlements, The Des Moines Register, 08/25/14)