Third Way: Evaluating Group’s Document “Saving Social Security”; Proposal to Raise Retirement Age Ultimately Denies the Fact of Mortality

Continuing on with the evaluation of the Third Way document “Saving Social Security”, I think that Third Way’s proposal about increasing the retirement age fails to recognize that mortality is reality; no amount of work will avoid this fact. The retirement age was already increased to 67; that age should be the maximum age.

After a lifetime of work, who would want to continue working full time until 70 (or older)? Some judges and members of congress do, but they have lots of staff assistance to complete their jobs.

I think it is reasonable for people to take advantage of their remaining good health to enjoy activities they could not get to do at a younger age.