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Ohio Mom

I wish on Dr. P an old dentist who no longer has quite the sight and dexterity needed to get a crown or dentures just right.


So let me get this straight: my working until I drop dead, AND collecting SocSec, is somehow a *good* thing for my daughter, who thankfully hasn't had to work a day in her life but is sat queued up and waiting for a job to open up for her, so she can *start* putting away money towards her retirement?


What an idiot.

Earl Bockenfeld

Here is some good news for all the working stiffs: nobody except the top quartile of income earners will be able to retire at 65 anymore, so plan on working until you die. Young people trying to find jobs? You will never, ever find a job because all the jobs will be taken by 80-year-old people, especially all those good Wal-Mart jobs.

  • Those who earned between $11,700 and $31,200 will need to work till age 76 to have a 50% chance of covering basic expenses in retirement.
  • Those who earned between $31,200 and $72,500 will need to work to age 72 to have a 50% chance
  • Those who earned more than $72,500, those in the highest income quartile, catch a break; they get stop working at age 65 to have a 50/50 chance of funding their retirement.

Do you really love whatever job you are doing now? Good, you will be doing it for at least another fifty years.

Since more Working Old people means more deaths in the workplace, Rethuglicans will pass a bill which allows employers to charge the deceased for body removal. No last check for you, unless you Will your body for conversion to the delicious Soylent Green!

Time to privatize social security so that your hedge fund manager can retire at 40.


Basically, the capitalists have given up on capitalism.


Does Dr P explain why employers would want to retain 70- or 80-year-old employees? Will it be that when the oldsters hit 65, their employers will be allowed to reduce their compensation sufficiently each year to make younger workers uneconomical?


About 15 years ago I knew a man who was forcibly retired at age 60 because.. that's the rule at his former employer. We do not all have the option to keep our jobs until we die of old age.

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