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National Politics

Christie Campaigns in Davenport

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The Iran nuclear agreement and social security were the focus today for Chris Christie during a campaign stop in Davenport. 

The New Jersey governor and republican candidate for president calls the Iran agreement "the single worst and most dangerous thing" Barack Obama has done as president.
 One of its main weaknesses is verification. 

Christie says it's like getting a search warrant for someone's home, then telling them you won't serve it for 24 days. 


Worried that entitlement programs like Social Security might soon run out of money, Christie recommends two major changes - raising the retirement age by 2 years, phased in over 25 years, and using a "means test" to limit who receives payments.

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If you're income is more than $200,000, you don't need a check.

This would save billions of dollars, and he'd make the same changes to save Medicare.


After speaking to about 100 people at the Jersey Grille in Davenport, Christie was scheduled to shake hands in downtown Davenport during the annual street fest, then attend a hog roast tonight with Clinton County republicans in Camanche.