Could the Social Security age be raised in the future? 

March 21 – The Republican Study Committee in the US House of Representatives officially announced yesterday that they feel it’s time to raise the Social Security age. 

This committee comprises more than 80% of House Republicans, meaning that many are on board with this idea. 

It calls for decreasing benefits for the highest-earning beneficiaries. 

Attorney Clint Barkdoll said, “This is very controversial. Everybody knows if they’re being honest about this, yes, there needs to be reforms to Social Security. No one wants to touch it, though. Biden won’t touch it. Trump won’t touch it. It’s political kryptonite.”

The House members are suggesting the age-raise wouldn’t affect anyone currently on Social Security or anyone even near Social Security.

Barkdoll said, “But they’re correctly pointing out that long term and as life expectancy keeps rising, you need to adjust that age and if you don’t do it, you’re just going to bankrupt the Social Security system more quickly. No doubt this is going to be a huge issue in the presidential race and in these US Senate and US House races that are happening all over the country.”