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We need to raise the Social Security retirement age.
posted at December 7, 2011 5:46 PM EST
First: December 7, 2011
Last: December 7, 2011
|No politician has proposed raising the retirement age for Social Security for anyone over age 55. I agree. But, for those younger than 55 we do need to continue to raise the retirement age to age 70 for young workers who are in their 20s and 30s today. At age 70, individuals are still expected to live an average of about 15more years (men less, women more). Social Security does not collect enough money to sustain the program indefinitely - which is what should be required. To the extent that we have not or do not fully fund Social Security (and Medicare), we are pushing the costs off on our children and grandchildren - which is immoral.|
Re: We need to raise the Social Security retirement age.
posted at April 2, 2012 5:25 AM EDT
First: April 9, 2009
Last: May 25, 2012
|All people do not age the same. I am 67 and I had to retire. Have you ever had to carry a fire hose at age 70, or forced to stand when your bones are brittle and your feet hurt so bad, or your spine is too weak to set or stand for too long? If they raise the age to 70 years old, this will put a lot of people in a position who really need their benefits in a worse fighting position when they simply can not work anymore. It all depends on the position the person is trained for. Too change ppositions say at 62 or 65 is nearly imposible. Who is going to hire and elderly person at a decent wage to continue to work full time?|