Retirement age at 69? Deficit plan hits Social Security.

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    How do you feel about retirement? Inevitably the retirement age will be raised. The system just won't support people living off of SS the length of time that modern medicine has created for the elderly. Of course, the cost of that modern medicine is also high, and healthcare costs keep rising each year, but we can all pay for that.

    Of course, many will be unable to work because of chronic health problems. I guess all the healthy people can just work harder to pay for the SS disability checks for the unhealthy. I wonder if unemployment will go up because the old folks will need to work until they're 69?

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    Seems like there are a lot of people who paid into social security, but die, and never get to draw a dime of it. Where did their SS funds go?

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    Ive never understood the obsession with retiring. Life is so much more fulfilling with work.
     
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    I agree with what you're saying. However, in my 50's I'm getting to the point where I can't do the swing shift (weekly rotation), jack hammering, yanking on those big valves (some are 4' across) like I used to. Eventually it's going to get to the point where I will just end up hurting myself. So I intend to retire from my current job in a few years. Instead I will find work doing something else. Hopefully along the lines of my being a trained Safety Professional. Worse case scenario I will be a security guard or truck driver somewhere.

    Just because I retire from one job doesn't mean I'll stop working.
     
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    Tell that to a roofer, a miner, or a laborer. There are many jobs in which working into your sixties is too hard. Even in law I think the old farts should retire and give the young people a chance. Easy jobs. easy money, and normal perverse human nature get in the way of sensible retirement rules.

    Now so long as congress also gets rid of their pensions and other perks they have, I'm with them, but notice they will mostly be long dead by these deadlines and social security is not the big issue, Medicare is, but being the corporate flunkies they are congress runs from real trouble and hurts as always, the working person.



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    Why will people need to work until they're 69? All this means is that they won't be able to draw from SS until age 69. It doesn't mean they can't retire. Besides, people are living longer today and medical technology is always advancing. I imagine by the time I reach 69 working at that age won't be that big of a deal.
     
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    Not surprisingly you can't think outside the box.

    No one is suggesting that someone has to do the same jobs for all of their life. That's the beauty of having a Free Republic. We can do different things.

    I know you seem to think these people are too stupid or weak. But I guarentee you that they are a hell of alot more resilent and smarter than you.
     
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    It was bound to happen with people living longer and us Baby Boomers and all.
     

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