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TampaAnimus2010 Donating Member (111 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-10 02:29 PM
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250. Why didn't they index it to cover increases in life expectancy?
When SS started, it kicked in at 65 and people lived an average of 60-65 years. It was never designed to have large fractions of the population on it. They could have spent extra money retraining older people into jobs that didn't require so much physical stress - and a good fraction of them would have loved it.

So far, most the people I know that retired and stopped working, found out pretty quickly that not having anything to do with your time gets old real quick. Most would love the opportunity to get back to doing something productive and not be dependent on others. Granted, the sickly and those unable to work need to be taken care of.
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