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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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