More Senior Citizens Working Past Retirement Age

By Ben Steverman | July 11, 2017

  • July 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    And how about another reason being that our great President Donald Trump has created many, many jobs in America since he took office.

    • July 11, 2017 at 1:50 pm
      Inthemiddle57 says:
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      So many, many of the best jobs. Believe me, everybody knows.

    • July 11, 2017 at 2:36 pm
      Agent says:
      Hot debate. What do you think?
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      Jack, the economic decline during the past 8 years has made it necessary for people to work longer. Oppressive taxes and cost of living are two compelling reasons for seniors to keep working.

      By the way, seniors are far more dependable than younger workers who think the world owes them a living and are part of the “entitled” generation.

      • July 11, 2017 at 11:43 pm
        UW says:
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        There hasn’t been economic decline in the last 8 years. Clueless. That is literally fake news, genius. You aren’t competent, delete your account and crack a book.

        • July 12, 2017 at 5:21 pm
          Agent says:
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          Hey Genius, how did all those recovery summers work out for America? He never sniffed a 3% GDP growth rate and most of the time, it was 1-2% which is abysmal under anyone’s judgement. Record number of food stamps isn’t a good indicator, 95 Million over the age of 16 not working in this country and millions applying and receiving Disability. Oblama set some record all right for not doing the right thing for America and creating good meaningful jobs. It was pure survival mode for the Middle Class.

          • July 17, 2017 at 11:04 am
            Uw says:
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            I’ve brought up and asked this maybe two dozen times and you’ve been unable or too stupid to answer. The US isn’t an isolated economy anymore. Despite your wishes and mindset, it’s not 1900 anymore. It’s very difficult to grow when nobody else is growing. If you relyb on other economies to buy your goods and services and they aren’t growing, you won’t grow either. The growth rate of the US compared very favorably with other similar nations, even with massive austerity. Plus, and I know as a person who is economically illiterate you don’t get this, but austerity and contractionary policies lead to contractionary results. You used to post no jobs were created, then that we actually lost jobs, nowb that you have been embarrassed out of those claims you are judging the quality of the jobs, which you have neither the mental ability nor the education to judge.

            Why do you think the economy should be judged as if the US is still a mostly independent economy? Don’t post your stupid, racist BS, actually answer the questions.

            The fact we had had almost nonstop job growth shows the recovery summers worked out ok, considering people obstructing and actively trying to harm the country, to placate anti-American people like you, did all they could to stop it. As for food stamps, the requirements were lowered and the Republican near Great Depression led to the increase. Please educate yourself or leave, you are an embarrassment.

  • July 11, 2017 at 2:06 pm
    I Gnu says:
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    The older folks need to beef up their earnings having been repeatedly laid off as a result of age discrimination.

    • July 11, 2017 at 5:32 pm
      Agent says:
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      Age discrimination has been a problem. Insurance companies also age discriminate when writing Personal Auto. A clean senior driver in good health is a much better risk to write than a GenX, Gen Y or Millennial who are married to their cell or puffing a joint while they are driving.

  • July 12, 2017 at 6:58 am
    Howie says:
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    And why not? I am in my early 70’s, in decent shape,still mentally sharp. I do have some chronic issues due to age (can’t be avoided) but the two physicians I see on a regular basis both tell me that physically and mentally I am in better shape than 40 year olds were thirty years ago. I don’t smoke, don’t use drugs, enjoy a drink now and then in moderation. Walk three miles a day with my dog. Fully versed in all of Microsoft Office, and have two state licenses for selling certain products. Why should I retire to my front porch and wait to die?

    • July 12, 2017 at 5:06 pm
      Agent says:
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      Good for you Howie. I am sure you are much better qualified than the young computer geek order takers and establish trust with your clients.



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