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Many of us won’t be able to retire until our 80s Robert Powell – MarketWatch

June 11, 2011

Many of us won’t be able to retire until our 80s Robert Powell – MarketWatch.

Work and save so you can retire?

That’s silly.

Just work for the government! Or simply vote in progressive Democrats who will promise to help you retire by redistributing wealth!


I forget. Is this Hope™? Or is it Change™?

  1. Michael permalink
    June 11, 2011 9:14 pm

    So funny, Craig. You forget to read the article you link?

    First of all, who were the people who have to work longer? Lower income. Why? BECAUSE THEY CAN’T SAVE, THEY HAVE TO EAT! Oh, and pay for huge health insurance bills, etc. Why? Well, because their share of the American Dream has gotten smaller, while the rich get a higher and higher share (disparity between rich and poor has grown since 2000).

    Where the heck do you get off trying to make this about your favorite canard, redistribution?? Where did that get addressed in the article? Oh, it didn’t.

    Your “Hope” and “Change” attacks on Obama are beyond silly, any more, they are like Trump trying to preserve his head of hair. Who brought the downturn to all? It sure didn’t happen in January 2009… Hmmmm…

    I forget. Is this “Compassionate” or “Conservatism”? I think it is the latter, and you want more if the same, that is less and less for those who can’t afford it, the exact people addressed in your article.

  2. June 12, 2011 8:09 am

    There is no such thing as compassionate conservatism. It’s an abortion of terms, trying to dress up progressivism with a smiley face and an elephant, which was just a euphemism for big government Republicans doling out the cash instead of the (socialist-) Democrats…

    And the point of the matter is, “retirement” is not a right. Neither is fixing this “disparity” between the “rich and poor”. Huge insurance bills? I put forth it is government, not the market, that has helped drive those costs up.

    And with food prices continuing to right, fewer and fewer people will find extra disposable income for with which to save, especially the poor.

    (BTW, what exactly is social security and unemployment checks BUT redistribution of wealth? You say the article doesn’t address it, but you do, when you talk about the “disparity”, and your only answer it to “spread the wealth around”, I guarantee it.

    Unless you put money into an account with your name and number on it, away from the politicians and their greed, it IS redistribution. Especially when you want to increase taxes on the rich ad nauseum.)

    I’ll continue to hammer Hopeychangitude. Because it was bull crap when it was being spouted, an empty platitude just like Bush’s compassionate conservatism,, and it remains bull crap to this day.

  3. texan2driver permalink
    June 12, 2011 8:34 am

    I’m sure I won’t be able to retire until my funeral arrangements have been made. Then I’ll just walk into my own funeral, bid everyone farewell, lie down in the casket and call it a life.

  4. Michael permalink
    June 12, 2011 1:52 pm

    Craig, a couple of things… If someone has a job, they are paying into SS. In fact, SS is less “redistribution” than you love to claim, because the very rich don’t even pay into it.

    Food prices? The two things that drive up food prices: transportation (oil) and weather. Since oil prices are set by OPEC and not alleviated by our friends the domestic oil industry, and you don’t believe in climate change enough to do anything, what exactly are you blaming Obama for?

    Your “Hope/Change” argument is weak and unreadable. You smack Reagan around for new morning crap, too? Nope. Shining light on a hill? Nope.

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