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alphathought Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 1:10 PM
Time to redefine what exactly elderly means. Some government entity in the past defined it as 65 or 62. Not true anymore. As life quality and expectancy increase the age at which one can no longer be productively employed has also increased. There is no reason to quit working at 62 and no reason for the government to pick up health care at 65. I am almost 72 and I am irked when I see journalists refer to 60+ year olds as "elderly."
cathi2 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 9:01 PM
50 is the new 30. I went back to school at 40, and got an Associates, then a Bachelors in Computer information systems, cuz I don't think I will be able to retire. So now I'm 57, and doing what I love, so I can keep doing it til The Lord comes back...
man of steel Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:44 PM
"There is no reason to quit working at 62..."

There is if you lost your job and can't find another one because of the miserable employment climate created by this sorry excuse of a president. It's not easy to find a real job once you turn 50, and it only gets harder from then on. It would be interesting to know how many folks are receiving SS benefits earlier than they would like to because it is their only option.
man of steel Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:43 PM
"There is no reason to quit working at 62..."

There is if you lost your job and can't find another one because of the miserable employment climate created by this sorry excuse of a president. It's not easy to find a real job once you turn 50, and it only gets harder from then on. It would be interesting to know how many folks are receiving SS benefits earlier than they would like to because it is their only option.
smcvey Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 5:38 PM
I will be 70 on December 6th, and served in the US Army for 40+ years, I am 100% Permanently and Totally disabled as a result of my years of true and faithful service to my country. I do not get upset by that reference to people age 60+ being elderly because I personally do not find it degrading, just slightly colored for the masses. What I truly find degrading are the efforts of this Administration to define veterans as potential terrorists, when you get upset about that then we can talk.
michigander4 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 2:04 PM
Maybe we share a birthday. I'll be 72 on March 19.
Nam65-66 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 6:51 PM
michigander4 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 8:33 AM
Only one day difference in age. Amazing! Well, you should be able to remember Jerry Lee Lewis being just as popular as Elvis.

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Although he promised in his first run for the presidency to reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Barack Obama seems increasingly unwilling to do any of that now.

• The leftwing of the Democratic Party seems increasingly shrill in its insistence that there is no need for any fundamental reform of entitlement spending.

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