Walden Slammed by Party for Criticizing Obama on Social Security

Thursday, 11 Apr 2013 09:14 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Republicans leaders came out sharply against one of their own who criticized President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce Social Security increases, The Hill reports.

Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, called Obama’s plan to cut the rise in benefits a “shocking assault on seniors” on Wednesday. Not long before, House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor had praised the president for including the plan in his budget proposal.

Chained CPI had been championed by the GOP as a way to save money and ensure the future of Social Security. Liberals have denounced it as hurting seniors.

Republicans have been pushing the alternative method of figuring cost-of-living adjustments in budget negotiations for some time. They almost killed fiscal cliff talks in December.

When Obama finally came on board this week, the GOP expressed support.

But Walden’s criticism during a CNN interview earned him a talking-to by Boehner. “I’ve made it clear that I disagree with what Chairman Walden said. He and I have had a conversation about it,” Boehner told a press conference. He declined to give specifics.

Walden wouldn’t say much either. The Hill noted that he dodged reporters on Thursday when they tried to ask him about it.

“His job is to hold the House,” a Walden aide told The Hill, and cuts to Social Security are not popular with voters.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Breitbart: Govt Report Says Congress Can 'Defund' Amnesty

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 12:05 PM

Breitbart News reports that the Congressional Research Service , a nonpartisan branch of the Library of Congress , concl . . .

Early Casualty of Obama Amnesty: Tax Breaks for Working Americans

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 08:54 AM

Behind-the-scenes bargaining between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP Rep. Dave Camp on a bundle of about-to-ex . . .

Senate Dems Ever More at Odds With Obama, WH Policies

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 07:47 AM

Criticism of President Obama's signature healthcare law by a top Senate Democrat this week laid bare post-election tensi . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved