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No, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors
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Former Florida Governor Bush recently told CBS News that the current basic retirement age of 65 needs to go to 68 or 70 as a way to sustain Social Security for those now under 40. The Social Security retirement age is based on a sliding scale which takes into account when the recipient was born and whether they want to retire early in return for a reduction in monthly benefits. The current age to begin receiving benefits is set at 65 for those born prior to 1938. Under current law, it rises gradually to age 67 for those born in 1960 or later. Proponents argue that Americans are living longer and healthier lives than they did when Social Security was founded and the program will run $7.7 trillion in the red during the next 75 years. Opponents argue that Social Security provides at least half of total retirement income for more than two-thirds of all retirees and raising the age will rob lower income seniors of necessary benefits. See recent Social Security news
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You shouldn't be able to collect social security while still working in your previous career as it is supposed to be for retirement. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Los Angeles, CA
Yes but I think it should be raised for anyone who is more than 10 years away from retirement. But not those who are closer and have less time to change their arrangements for their future and we'll-being. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Potwin, KS
Yes, but ultimately education and services should more effectively prepare citizens for retirement much more early on in order to eliminate the need for social security. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Salt Lake City, UT
No, fix the system so that it is self sustaining and stop the government from robbing it. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Woodland Mills, TN
Yes, but with waivers for those who have worked physically demanding jobs. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Greenwood, PA
No - many people are finding it difficult to continue physical labor type work even to the existing retirement age. Raising the retirement age will result in many more people filing for disability instead. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Monticello, MN
No, not all at once, since it will take time to convince employers that those over 65 are employable. We have a serious age prejudice and discrimination in corporations, and need to enforce better age discrimination laws before we raise the retirement... 1 year ago from a Democrat in Hollins, VA
No, and immediately require the federal government to stop dipping into Social Security to pay for other programs. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Hatfield, MA
The social security program no longer functions as was intended. It was suppose to be a safety net for those whose retirement plans failed. Now people are using it as their retirement plan. They should eliminate it. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Ferry Pass, FL
It's not going to exist by the time I retire anyways so it doesn't matter. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Chicago, IL
No, this will force companies, schools, and other work places to continue to employ workers who are possibly not as able or as interested in doing their work. Many places don't want employees who are only there for a paycheck. 1 year ago from a Democrat in West Falls Church, VA
We should have a maximum age limit. Quality, not quantity of life is what's important. 1 year ago from a Democrat in Vista, CA