House Speaker John Boehner turned 65 today, and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi celebrated the occasion with some good, old-fashioned trolling.
Now that Boehner has reached the eligibility age for two social insurance programs Republicans have targeted for cuts, Pelosi welcomed Boehner to the safety net:
But if Boehner had his way, future seniors wouldn't be eligible for the programs at 65. He has endorsed raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67, and backed raising the Social Security age to 70. Moreover, Boehner supported Paul Ryan's plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program, and he has called for a change in the inflation measurements used to calculate Social Security -- a proposal that would effectively cut benefits.