Raise the Retirement Age?

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  1. Yes, I would support raising the retirement age.

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  2. No, I would not support raising the retirement age.

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  1. Article 15
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    Would you support raising the retirement age to collect social security benefits?

    If so, to what age?
     
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    Are you crazy? Hell, lets just settle it at tomb stone.
     
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    Yes very slowly to be fair generationally. I don't want a 1950s person retiring at 62 when a 1990s person has to work until they are 70.

    Be generationally fair but save SS.
     
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    No, do not raise the retirement age.

    Make all income liable to the 6.2% Social Security tax that comes out of my paycheck. Then you do not need to raise the retirement age.

    I am one of the fortunate ones, in that I am 66 and can still work at a strenous job in a steel mill. Most of my peers cannot do that because of the natural aging process.

    The very wealthy gained that wealth on the backs of the men that actually man the factory floor. They will not miss a single meal for having to pay the same tax that I do. And they insure their own security. One might remember that this is a rather well armed nation on an individual basis, and if the people see the very wealthy still living high on the hog when the rest are fighting for food and a roof over their head, there will be some "up against the wall" actions. Review the reasons behind the French and Bolshevik Revolutions.
     
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    Congrats old rocks, but I doubt most of the wingnuts would believe you
     
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    I can't even imagine what it must be like to be such a pathetically envious tiny wretch of human existence. :omg:
     
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    What's a couple of years? 68?

    What if the payroll tax cap was raised with it?
     
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    I don't see why not...we're living longer than were.

    Why not?
     
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    I bet it would help with the budget thing.
     
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    Really? Did you make six figures in 2008? How well did you do in 2009? The last decade has been a good one for me. I have done a lot of traveling, and when on a plane, rode first class most of the time.

    I am being realistic. In 1965, the average CEO, which is a hireling just as I am, made about 24 times as much as a working man. Today, that factor is 264 times. And today, they get it whether or not their company is successful.

    Privatize the profit and socialize the loss. Ain't modern 'capitalism' wonderful.
     

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