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Subject: Re: smaller government, DrB? Date: 5/16/2013 1:38 AM
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Given our longer lifespans, the eligibility age for SS and Medicare should increase every few years.

Might want to rethink that one:

"As of 2008, the average American who makes it to age 65 could expect to live 19.6 years. That's just 6 years longer than in 1939, and less than 2 years longer than in 1979 – and even that number overgeneralizes, because it ignores other factors that affect life expectancy, including gender, race, and income. A Social Security Administration study found income inequality plays a big role in life expectancy. For workers in the top half of the earnings distribution, average life expectancy is 86.5, but for those in the bottom half it's just 81 — a gap of more than 5 years that continues to grow."
http://washingtonpolicywatch.org/2013/03/20/the-social-secur...

Not only that, but the older one gets the harder it is to get a job much less a full-time one.
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