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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-14-03 12:54 PM
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16. On the Social Security retirement age change: 6/22/03, Dean said

that he would "entertain" or "look at" raising the retirement age to 68. This was two separate statements by Dean on MTP, after Russert had read him a statement from 1995 in which he advocated raising the retirement age to 70. (Dean first said he didn't remember ever saying that but then agreed that he must have said it.)

I've posted the transcript from MTP here several times and it's lengthy so I hate to do it again. But I will if you continue to say "that change dates back to 95."

Not only did Dean talk about raising the retirement age to 68 as recently as June 22, 2003, but on August 5, 2003, at the AFL-CIO debate, he flatly denied that he'd EVER suggested raising the retirement age to 68 or 70. The next day he had to issue a statement saying he misspoke.

Or, as Oliphant would say, "DEAN LATER EXPLAINED."
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