Justus wrote:N2Deep wrote:We need to quit pushing out the retirement date.
"Raising the retirement age" is just a more politically acceptable way of saying "cutting benefits"
http://fair.org/extra-online-articles/t ... -age-scam/
The article doesn't take into account that people are living longer and staying healthier into that old age. I'm older now than my grandparents were when they were providing childcare to me while both my parents were at work and I'm way more active than they were then. So what they're really trying to do when they raise the retirement age is saying "We want you to get as many years of benefits as your predecessors but unfortunately, you won't die on schedule. You keep living longer than they did. Now if you could die at the same age, we wouldn't have to push out the date."