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cgrindley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-27-07 11:47 AM
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27. But the younger generations NEED older people to retire
the older generation had their chance. Now, it's time to step away and let the younger generation have their first jobs. It's the way it used to be. It's the way it should be. There should be a mandatory retirement age of 65 (coupled, of course, with decent social security and free extended care facilities).
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  -Why Do They Think Older People Can Just Keep Working until they are 70+? leftyladyfrommo  Nov-27-07 09:52 AM   #0 
  - I've always thought we would end up back on the streets.  endarkenment   Nov-27-07 10:03 AM   #1 
  - Well, that's an idea worth looking at.  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-27-07 10:09 AM   #4 
     - We could try it without drugs this time  Old Broad   Nov-27-07 11:57 AM   #30 
        - I don't necessarily subscribe to your premise, that  The Village Idiot   Nov-27-07 12:31 PM   #37 
           - Don't trust anyone under 60!  endarkenment   Nov-27-07 01:02 PM   #38 
              - Thank Buddha I live in Oregon...on two counts: Medical Vitamin M and Death with Dignity  The Village Idiot   Nov-27-07 10:52 PM   #42 
  - I don't think they care.  tanyev   Nov-27-07 10:08 AM   #2 
  - exactly...  ixion   Nov-27-07 10:17 AM   #10 
  - It's been my observation that people who are employed at think  hedgehog   Nov-27-07 10:09 AM   #3 
  - Or even just what your body is like after spending 35 years  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-27-07 10:11 AM   #7 
  - There are a lot of different circumstances. I never worked for anyone who provided a pension until  Mountainman   Nov-27-07 10:10 AM   #5 
  - raygun did  madokie   Nov-27-07 10:10 AM   #6 
  - I just can't even imagine how those poor Enron people must  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-27-07 10:13 AM   #8 
     - something tells me a lot of people are going to be hit before this is all over  madokie   Nov-27-07 10:14 AM   #9 
  - The problems of aging populations  NoMoreMyths   Nov-27-07 10:17 AM   #11 
  - Excellent post  dmallind   Nov-27-07 10:36 AM   #14 
  - Because our lifespans keep increasing  krispos42   Nov-27-07 10:27 AM   #12 
  - Only if we have enough people to keep the economy going at the same time  NoMoreMyths   Nov-27-07 10:39 AM   #17 
     - There should be enough natural dispersion  krispos42   Nov-27-07 10:55 AM   #23 
  - I think a whole lot of us are going to  Le Taz Hot   Nov-27-07 10:34 AM   #13 
  - Interesting possibility...  hlthe2b   Nov-27-07 11:30 AM   #25 
  - That's my thought  Lydia Leftcoast   Nov-27-07 11:40 PM   #44 
  - more americans are getting sick and sicker every yr.  donsu   Nov-27-07 10:36 AM   #15 
  - My Dad is 67 and he won't stop working until he drops, he tried retirement and he hated it  chimpsrsmarter   Nov-27-07 10:38 AM   #16 
  - "work until you die"  leftofthedial   Nov-27-07 10:44 AM   #18 
  - But that is what I'm saying. People may be living longer but that  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-27-07 10:48 AM   #19 
     - "when we are done with the Amurkan economy...  leftofthedial   Nov-27-07 10:52 AM   #22 
  - Given the direction of our economy, I will be dying at my desk. nt  Javaman   Nov-27-07 10:49 AM   #20 
  - We have some money invested  Blue_In_AK   Nov-27-07 10:50 AM   #21 
  - reminds me of a former supervisor I had  CountAllVotes   Nov-27-07 11:09 AM   #24 
  - I will be 69 years old in January and I am still working full time.  RebelOne   Nov-27-07 11:39 AM   #26 
  - But the younger generations NEED older people to retire  cgrindley   Nov-27-07 11:47 AM   #27 
  - I agree  CountAllVotes   Nov-27-07 11:51 AM   #28 
  - I'm sorry to tell you this...  cgrindley   Nov-27-07 11:59 AM   #31 
     - the date I have posted for this quote is of question  CountAllVotes   Nov-27-07 12:06 PM   #32 
        - Considering he died in 1866...  cgrindley   Nov-27-07 12:19 PM   #34 
           - never mind ok ... n/t  CountAllVotes   Nov-27-07 12:21 PM   #35 
  - And the government needs older people to keep  China_cat   Nov-27-07 12:10 PM   #33 
  - That's why the republicans are so adamant about destroying social security.  B Calm   Nov-27-07 11:55 AM   #29 
  - That and giving our  zidzi   Nov-28-07 11:26 AM   #49 
  - The Bushies don't think anything of us Filthy Little Nobodies.  tom_paine   Nov-27-07 12:25 PM   #36 
  - some of the same thinking that sends the same kids back to a war zone over and over  madokie   Nov-27-07 01:07 PM   #39 
  - I know what you're saying  GTRMAN   Nov-27-07 01:25 PM   #40 
  - I not expecting to live well in old age  kineneb   Nov-28-07 12:59 PM   #54 
  - I am 59 and I can tell you employers are not interested  blues90   Nov-27-07 01:53 PM   #41 
  - I agree with you. I'm 59 and nobody wants to hire me.  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-28-07 10:30 AM   #45 
     - It's no easier at 38 believe me  shadowknows69   Nov-28-07 11:20 AM   #48 
     - I have been at this job since I was 57.  RebelOne   Nov-28-07 12:09 PM   #53 
  - Because they are forced to  shadowknows69   Nov-27-07 11:01 PM   #43 
  - So much for the jobs coming back into the American workplace.  HypnoToad   Nov-28-07 11:58 AM   #51 
  - That is sad, about your friend the hair dresser.  raccoon   Nov-28-07 10:43 AM   #46 
     - It's awful, actually. She is just beside herself with worry.  leftyladyfrommo   Nov-28-07 10:55 AM   #47 
     - If they won't come to her, can she go to them?  elehhhhna   Nov-28-07 11:55 AM   #50 
        - Excellent idea! It would sure be worth a try. nt  raccoon   Nov-28-07 12:04 PM   #52 
     - My hairdresser (and friend) mentioned this to me....  Zookeeper   Nov-28-07 01:16 PM   #55 
 

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