“On the spending side, we could and should consider a higher retirement age, or one pegged to lifespan; more progressive Social Security and Medicare benefits.”
After today’s press conference by Ohio’s Democratic delegation in the U.S. House, you’d think the above words had been uttered by Rep. John Boehner. After all, the Dems went on a vicious attack against Boehner for suggesting an increase in the retirement age for Social Security should be considered.
But there is one not-so-small problem.
The above quote comes from the Majority Leader of House Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Steny Hoyer.
Are Ohio’s Democratic members such amateurs that they implicitly attack their own Majority Leader?
It takes a special kind of stupid to fail to do such a minimal amount of research before mounting a spectacle like Ohio’s Dem delegation put on today.
Not that anyone is surprised.
UPDATE: Boehner’s team rips Ohio Dems a new one in their response:
“Last week, in a widely reported speech, Majority Leader Hoyer endorsed raising the Social Security retirement age,” Boehner spokesman Michael Steel said. “Does Rep. Kaptur believe Hoyer is ‘callous, outrageous, and un-American’? Does Rep. Ryan object to Rep. Hoyer wearing a suit and tie? Does Rep. [Steve] Driehaus believe his majority leader is out of touch? Does Rep. Space believe that Hoyer wants the elderly to clean toilets, stock shelves, or serve French fries?”