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Old 07-30-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Interlude View Post
I wouldn't call the side that actually proposed raising the retirement age to 67 "in the right". The GOP plan is garbage, yes, but Reid's plan is only marginally better.
Why not raise it? People are living longer than ever, and there are just too damn many boomers who did not save enough for retirement. Anything we can do to slightly cut down their retirement draws would be financially good. I would also like to see taxes raised, but that ain't gonna happen, so retirees can suck it up.

I must say I am chuckling to myself over this, because all those hardworking, self-reliant tea partiers can certainly work a couple more years, right? They would never look for a handout, so why not just work a couple more years?
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