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#1 What part of "economic crisis" do all of these public employee unions not understand.
SO what's so bad about working till 68? I'm 66 and I plan to work till I'm 76 or more. Check the age of some of the MP's in parliment,check the age of some of the Congressmen and Senators, what is so sacrosanct about retiring at 65?
The biggest issue to me is intellectual and knowledge capital.
The 65-70 year olds received a better basic education and are more well rounded than the new generation of leftist propoganda filled kids graduating now and they have years of experience, advanced studies and additional training to bring to bear on their jobs that the younger ones do not have.
Wait, maybe that's the plan...dumb down the education by replacing highly qualified teachers with marginally qualified propogandists and true believers.
Posted by Bill Clinton 2011-04-22 10:08||
#2 I think they feel that the govt is renegging on a social contract that has been in place for a very long time. Instead of trimimng obvious waste like lifelong welfare, they go after working people's pensions. I'd be pissed too.
And not everyone can work into their 70's. Construction workers, factory workers, anyone who physically toils is spent after about 25-30 years. I'm an engineer now, but spent over 10 years in the construction industry, the older guys retiring were used up, plain and simple.
Posted by Fat Bob Chique7690 2011-04-22 10:15||
#3 I think we'd all be a lot better if some of those old farts in Congress would retire.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2011-04-22 11:32||
#4 I think they feel that the govt is renegging on a social contract that has been in place for a very long time.
And they're quite right. The problem is that particular social contract should never have been entered into, as it was never affordable in the long run. Had the 2008 troubles not shown up, it would have been something else -- the aging of the post-war baby boom guaranteed it.
Posted by trailing wife 2011-04-22 11:38||
#5 BRIT ANTHEMS + UNION PENSIONS, VATS
8CHINESE MIL FORUM > MUSLIMS PLAN TO DISRUPT ROYAL WEDDING | [Muslims agz Crusades] QUEEN ELIZABETH II + GADDAFI: TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN.
Comparative Points Summary, espec as per APOSTASY + ATROCITIES AGZ MUSLIMS.
ARTIC = "Muslims agz Crusades" calls for "JASMINE", LIBYUH-STYLE = ARMED? PROTESTS, UPRISING + REVOLUTION, IN CENTRAL LONDON TO OVERTHROW THE "TYRANNY OF QUEEN ELIZABTH II".
* NEWS KERALA > NEW ZEALAND CHURCH LEADERS COMPARE CLIMATE DISASTERS TO CHRIST CRUCIFIXION, proclaiming same as NOT THE WORK/HAND OF GOD.
ARTIC = XCH LEADERS = opine that God's Vision is most at threat vee Climate Change, which Science seems to argue is caused by HUMAN, NOT NATURAL ANDOR DIVINE, ACTIVITY???
Yokay, as a LOYAL DEDIC MADONNA FAN I'll say it -*** cough *** cough *** MOTHER/VIRGIN MARY'S HAND???
[GUAM TAOTAMONAS = NOT-ZENA-OR-NICOLE OLD "NZ" VISIONS here].
Posted by JosephMendiola 2011-04-22 23:14||