I can’t believe politicians in Washington are debating raising my retirement age.
To the editor:
I can’t believe politicians in Washington are debating raising my retirement age. Already, instead of saving for retirement, I have to pay my college loans every month instead. It’s bad enough that we have a huge military budget instead of funding higher education, and now you are asking me to work longer to be able to receive my full Social Security benefits.
My dad/mom works at a job RNs. It’s hard work and can really break down a person’s body. I don’t think they can keep working till 65, let alone 70. I may face the same fate. It’s tough to find a good job these days that doesn’t require me to stand on my feet all day. Forty more years working like this, and I’ll be broken.
Working till 70 may be OK for some people, but clearly not for everyone. How do you find work at 60 these days anyway? Most employers aren’t looking to hire a person who’s older and could cost a lot in health care. So, I say to Congress, keep Social Security as it is. No more raising the retirement age.