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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-14-04 10:12 AM
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6. Unfortunately, we need to deal with that reality.
When they set the retirement age at 65, very few people lived past that age long enough to draw a lot of money out of SS.

Now, at 65, most people can expect to live another 10-15 years at least.

Improved diet, healthcare, etc. have all led to that increased life expectancy. Not adjusting our social security system to keep up with that has put a significant burden on it.

I am not saying that there are people who will struggle to work past 65, just that a lot more people are ABLE to work past 65 than at any time in America's past.
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  -How many are planning on having to work until 70? MaryH  Oct-14-04 10:02 AM   #0 
  - Yeppers, that's me!  MadHound   Oct-14-04 10:04 AM   #1 
  - I'll be working until the day I go through the permanent check-out line.  Media_Lies_Daily   Oct-14-04 10:08 AM   #2 
  - I am also  Gothmog   Oct-14-04 10:09 AM   #3 
  - at least . . .  TomClash   Oct-14-04 10:11 AM   #4 
  - If there are any jobs, that is  BareKnuckledLiberal   Oct-14-04 10:11 AM   #5 
  - Unfortunately, we need to deal with that reality.  trotsky   Oct-14-04 10:12 AM   #6 
  - You're able to work past 65  justgamma   Oct-14-04 10:19 AM   #11 
  - I don't  obnoxiousdrunk   Oct-14-04 10:12 AM   #7 
  - I hope to be working until I'm dead.  klook   Oct-14-04 10:13 AM   #8 
  - Me...  Gildor Inglorion   Oct-14-04 10:14 AM   #9 
  - Will be 70 in DEC.  watercolors   Oct-14-04 10:15 AM   #10 
  - I wonder if I could make it as an old stand-up comedian?  MaryH   Oct-14-04 10:22 AM   #12 
  - Good for you, and thank you...  IrateCitizen   Oct-14-04 10:26 AM   #13 
  - I might stick with it.  rogerashton   Oct-14-04 10:27 AM   #14 
  - I actually hope to still be working in some form at 70  IrateCitizen   Oct-14-04 10:29 AM   #15 
  - As a piano teacher/musician.....  Jethrine   Oct-14-04 10:30 AM   #16 
  - Yep, I'm 65 now and will probably work  RebelOne   Oct-14-04 10:32 AM   #17 
  - I WANT to work beyond 70.  Ready4Change   Oct-14-04 10:34 AM   #18 
  - My full retirement will be age 67, but I'll probably work until 70  Butterflies   Oct-14-04 10:43 AM   #19 
  - Not me. I'm out when I hit 48 (I HAVE to leave at 56)  MercutioATC   Oct-14-04 11:05 AM   #20 
  - Right here  skippysmom   Oct-14-04 11:14 AM   #21 
  - Probably, But Not For The Money  ProfessorGAC   Oct-14-04 11:22 AM   #22 
  - If Bush, gets another term and if Congress remains Republican  Cleita   Oct-14-04 12:06 PM   #24 
     - I Concur  ProfessorGAC   Oct-14-04 12:55 PM   #28 
  - I know another DU'er who is seventy + and is still working.  Cleita   Oct-14-04 12:01 PM   #23 
  - is a family tradition ....till you die  alexisfree   Oct-14-04 12:07 PM   #25 
  - at this rate  leftofthedial   Oct-14-04 12:34 PM   #26 
  - Dying with my boots on, just like my father.  CBHagman   Oct-14-04 12:37 PM   #27 

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