government raise the
The longer they work,
the less time they
will spend on Social
Security, the more
money to go around
for the people that need it and
People need to
work longer due to
economic times. It
would help to save
BRAND X PICTURES
THE CONTROVERSY OVER RAISING the retirement age is being reignited
as those who support this move point out that Americans are living
longer and there are fewer young workers to tax so the government
can pay retiree benefits. By working longer, people contribute more to
their Social Security accounts and reduce the amount of additional
money they need to save for retirement. It would also help to fill the
predicted future funding gap, supporters say.
Critics argue that a higher retirement age could adversely affect
Americans who already depend the most on Social Security for retirement income, such as lower-income workers, minorities and women.
These Americans tend to be in worse health than their counterparts at
older ages, have less retirement wealth outside of Social Security and
lower life expectancies.
What do you think?
Life is short and
raising the age will
greatly in terms of
quality of life in their
I’ve worked two
careers most of my life
[to] retire at 65. If people do not plan right,
it is not government’s
job to save money for them.
Find out more about this topic on the Web: • www.urban.org/uploadedpdf/412167-Raising-Social-Security.pdf • www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2010/aug/10081301.html
• www.epi.org (search “retirement age”)
Boynton Beach, FL
People usually work
around 40 years. That’s
enough. We need to
slow down, and by 65
we are tired.
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