Thursday, September 16, 2010

Raising the retirement age

A friend of mine sent me this without any political subtext intended. I can't help posting it here in consideration of the likely fight over raising the age of eligibility for full Social Security retirement benefits.

When are you too old for this?

This may be somewhat tendentious, because there are certainly lots of jobs that require the physical skills of a young body, and people who do those jobs must look ahead to the day when they can no longer hack it.

On the other hand, this does not look as physically demanding as many other jobs. You probably know a 64-year-old who could do it (a 168 foot vertical climb, carrying a 30 lb bag), at least occasionally. Do I hear 68? 72?

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