Social Security cuts were floated around in a late-stage Republican budget proposal in anticipation of the party securing control of the House and the Senate. The proposal called for raising the age at which you can begin to collect Social Security benefits to 70, from 67.USATODAY.COM
Cuts you say? When you can begin to collect Social Security benefits?
Adjusting full retirement age to consider changing life expectancy is not cutting benefits. You can begin to collect at 62, not 70. No matter, use the words “cut” and Social Security in the same sentence and you get attention.
It should be noted though that not everyone has benefited equally from increased longevity, namely lower income and minorities. That must be considered as well.