Putting those of us who are middle-aged out to pasture with Social Security is not such a great solution for the people whose retirement accounts were decimated by the market crash - not to mention, of course, the president's plan to allow a bipartisan commission "suggest" Social Security and Medicare cuts in the near future.
But hey, at least Kucinich is at least trying to do something about jobs -- which is more than you can say for most members of Congress:
CLEVELAND -- An Ohio congressman pushed for a new program to add a million new jobs Monday.
Congressman Dennis Kucinich unveiled his plan Monday afternoon at his Lakewood office.
Kucinich proposed offering early retirement with social security benefits and health insurance subsides to people as young as 60 years old. He said that will free up as many as a million new positions in businesses that have already shed jobs.
"In every business, people are cutting to the point of where they're not functioning the way they used to. So, this gives business a chance to get new blood in. At the same, be able to do it in a way that they don't have to have access more money to do it,” Kucinich said.
Kucinich said he’ll introduce his Kucinich job plan bill this week on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
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