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No, this will disadvantage low income seniors whose life expectancy is lower than wealthier seniors
No, eliminate the income cap on taxable earnings and stop spending current funds on other programs instead
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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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The retirement age should be based on the health of the senior in question. The healthier the senior, the retirement age should be raised. It should not be raised for seniors who are not healthy. 2 years ago from a Green in Lake Darby, OH
The retirement age for high paying sedentary jobs with a greater life expectancy should be increased, but that for manual labor jobs should not. 3 years ago from a Green in Druid Hills, GA
Proper management of Social Security funds should be researched. These funds should not be used to finance other areas of the federal government. If the retirement age is raised, it should be done so in a minor that does not jeopardize those who... 3 years ago from a Green in Woodstock, GA
Social security should be completely dissolved in favor of fair wages that allow for savings until one is ready to leave the work force with sustainable means. 3 years ago from a Green in Holly Hills, CO
No, increased life spans do not equate to increased ability to work in old age. 3 years ago from a Green in Lubec, ME
No, SS was financially healthy and able to fullfill it's contract with payees untill it's funds and contribution were illegally deposited into the General fund and "borrowed" by politicians to pay for non SS expenditures and never... 3 years ago from a Green in Newark, CA