So some senators (apparently Republicans) are discussing changing the retirement age.…..Because people are living longer.
Of course, this screws with the Social Security (not like is isn’t totally fucked already….) because people who live longer get their government supplied “Pension” for a greater number of years….and the current system doesn’t allow for that.
Further ,Medicare and other health programs don’t account for the increased lifespan and commensurate increase in spending over the lifetime of the recipient..
But change the accounting? Oh, No. Instead we should force people to work longer into their lifespan.
Why not change the accounting to reflect the change in lifespan rather than make people work longer?