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Should the Retirement Age be Raised to 70 Years Old?

ABC News U.S. 2013/01/17 13:06:10
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  • Grabitz 2013/01/17 14:01:05
    No
    Grabitz
    +5
    Pss most people die in their 70s so whats the point in having SS if you're not going to live long enough to collect .

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  • mae 2013/01/18 23:31:28
    No
    mae
    No.
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2013/01/18 17:06:53
    No
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +1
    who is the author of this question?
  • wolf 2013/01/18 05:16:54
    No
    wolf
    +1
    Wayyyy tooo soon to assume people will even live to be 70yo. Yeah there are medical breakthroughs but no one can afford them. What good is a doctor if u have no health insurance, so u cant assume that tech is gonna keep us alive longer, let alone be well enough to work
  • jere.chievres 2013/01/17 23:56:07
    No
    jere.chievres
    +1
    65 is better, I retired at 62 and hated it untill I was 70.
  • Diana jere.ch... 2013/01/18 01:49:22
    Diana
    +2
    Some people retire at 30...Oh wait! That's called welfare. lol.
  • mae jere.ch... 2013/01/18 23:45:47
    mae
    +2
    I'm 62 and retired 2 years ago...I don't hate it that much...It's relaxing to not have to face that God-awful rush-hour traffic, rain, angry drivers and other aggrevating occurances. To tell you the truth, Jere, I like the relaxed pace. My anxiety level and BP medication were both decreased, and I gave up Starbucks and cafeteria food. My home runs better, the people In my home are better-fed and cared for--my family--I'm kinda liking this retirement thing.
  • lm1b2 2013/01/17 23:44:24
    Yes
    lm1b2
    +1
    As long as you have a desk job,with no physical labor!
  • Tordgaard 2013/01/17 23:07:28
    No
    Tordgaard
    No.
  • Will Advocate of PHAET 2013/01/17 22:34:17
    No
    Will Advocate of  PHAET
    Unless they want to wait until I am 70 to do it. Then I don't give a rat's patootie!
  • Gid 2013/01/17 22:26:18
    No
    Gid
    +1
    Why is there a "retirement age" let people choose.
  • mae Gid 2013/01/18 23:48:15
    mae
    Social Security. Some in Congress want to increase the full-collection age to 70.
  • Gid mae 2013/01/19 04:18:22
    Gid
    +2
    We should be ditching the system, why rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic?
  • mae Gid 2013/01/19 04:23:26
    mae
    +1
    That is the best one-liner I've ever heard about Soc. Sec.
  • Broken 2013/01/17 22:10:51
    Yes
    Broken
    +1
    People live longer, healthier lives. Retirement age should reflect that with better coverage for those who become physically disabled (and a LOT more prosecution of those who fraudulently claim to be disabled).
  • Liz 2013/01/17 21:01:17 (edited)
    No
    Liz
    +1
    It should stay where it is
  • MentalGopher 2013/01/17 20:54:11
    No
    MentalGopher
    +1
    Is this survey question trying to ask about when people should become eligible for entitlements associated with retirement (Medicare, SS) or just when people should stop working?
  • Seonag 2013/01/17 20:38:54
    Yes
    Seonag
    +1
    Just as gradually as they raised it from 65 to 67. That change went into effect in 1983 and we won't hit the 67 retirement age until 2027. That's 44 years to gradually make the change!
  • Karlheinz 2013/01/17 20:36:49
    No
    Karlheinz
    +2
    if people make it too 70, but then again 70 years old and working is a bit much. what people don't understand is there not young anymore or have the energy or strength they had once upon a time, plus depending on what type of job they have as well.
  • Todd Parsons 2013/01/17 20:30:39
    Yes
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    Sure why not....I'll die on the job....if I still have one
  • Steve 2013/01/17 20:29:41
    No
    Steve
    +2
    Why not just push the retirement age to 6 hours after death? I like that one, by then nobody will get the money they are stealing from us.
  • WankerBait 2013/01/17 19:32:45
    No
    WankerBait
    +1
    It should be be set at 55 ...
  • RichnBlessings 2013/01/17 19:13:10
    No
    RichnBlessings
    +1
    As a elder lady not yet at the current retirement age, I remember I couldn't wait for an elderly lady to retire so I could get her job (which I did) when she FINALLY retired. Here is the simple truth, if I hang around at this job until I am 70, there will be countless younger, newly educated individuals that will not be able to assume my position which, really, I should have given up long before 70. So the issue here is which is costlier, having people in the unemployment lines or letting people retire and a earlier age. I am firmly against retiring and then getting hired back at the same rate of pay, etc. There are some who do that. That should be illegal.
  • Kaleokualoha 2013/01/17 19:05:55
    No
    Kaleokualoha
    +2
    But the cap on earnings subject to SS should be eliminated.
  • mae Kaleoku... 2013/01/18 23:52:22
    mae
    +1
    *...Applause...*
  • skowcog 2013/01/17 19:02:57
    Yes
    skowcog
    Yes I do I think that people are living a lot longer and it would help out the Social Security dilemma. Starting in 2013 anyone born will not receive Social Security however parents will be required to start a fund for each child until they take over when they turn 18 and the only way to get the money would be to be retiring. These funds will be tax deductible.
  • John BNO 2013/01/17 18:54:31
    Yes
    John BNO
    +1
    Probably over the next 15 years it should gradually rise to match our growing "expected end of life" date. That's the easiest way to make SS solvent.
  • ehrhornp 2013/01/17 18:30:16
    No
    ehrhornp
    Our problem is caused by idiot republicans running huge deficits to finance a huge military industrial complex. Shame they didn't listen to the only republican during my life time that balanced the federal budget.
  • sbtbill 2013/01/17 18:21:05
    No
    sbtbill
    +1
    I have a better idea let's hang Alan Simpson 70 times. Course we should try him for treason first. I suggest we go back to the old fashioned method of dunking for that trial.
  • Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮ 2013/01/17 17:55:34
    No
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +1
    There is only one solution, get rid of it. Although we cant simply throw away SS because so many people paid into it. It's their money the government took by force and they deserve it back. With that in mind, the best solution is to create an opt out system to make it voluntary. Only sheeple stupid enough to trust the government with their money should pay. Everyone else can take care of themselves the way they choose.
  • ManBearPig 2013/01/17 17:26:46
    Yes
    ManBearPig
    Social Security (which is the basis of retirement today) was not originally enacted to provide someone for decades... it was only to provide for their last few years
  • FactCheck ManBearPig 2013/01/17 17:42:06
  • Dan ☮ R... ManBearPig 2013/01/17 17:53:50
    Dan ☮ R P ☮ 2012 ☮
    +4
    You make it sound like theft, or well, thats the point. Take the people's money, promise they'll get it back later, and give it back after the dollar is deflated and under conditions that prevent you from getting more than a fraction of your money back.

    At least when SS was enacted, it was at least voluntary so that we could choose whether we wanted to be stupid and trust the government or be smart and invest it or save it wisely.
  • dave b 2013/01/17 17:25:55
    No
    dave b
    +2
    Why should baby boomers be made to wait longer for their SS?
    Just because the government raped SS and are running out of money they want to raise the retirement age in the hopes that they'll die before they can collect what little is left.
  • Not A Crybaby Richard <3Fre... 2013/01/17 17:11:47
    No
    Not A Crybaby Richard <3Freedom!
    +1
    Depends what job you're doing. I actually support this idea but I think instead of retiring just making different kind of work.
  • FactCheck 2013/01/17 16:55:07
  • susan 2013/01/17 16:42:14
    Yes
    susan
    +1
    While I don't really like the idea of having to raise the retirement age to 70, I think it is going to have to happen, because the policies of the Democrats in Congress is to keep using the money paid it to both SS and Medicare premiums for other big spending purposes.
    Don't forget that Obama arbitrarily reduced the payroll tax by 2% for two years and further hurt the SS system.
  • FactCheck susan 2013/01/17 17:03:15
  • S. Gompers 2013/01/17 16:41:05
    No
    S. Gompers
    +1
    Unless we all get retirements like Con-gress, many jobs leave a person to broken down to do their jobs at 70.
  • Red Branch S. Gompers 2013/01/17 22:31:21
    Red Branch
    +1
    I have long advocated transferring their retirement and health care funds into Social Security and Medicare, and then let them figure out how to fix it.
  • S. Gompers Red Branch 2013/01/18 05:31:36
    S. Gompers
    It would be fixed tommorow if that happened, nothing will get in the way of them having a good retirement.

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