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Retire? What's that?

Updated on December 16, 2013
Seniors forced to work, just to survive.
Seniors forced to work, just to survive. | Source

The country is in trouble, in very deep trouble. Most people can not retire because they do not have a company pension plan and/or do not make enough money to save for retirement. Yet, the politicians, those people who work for us have bloated paycheques and receive a golden handshake upon retirement. They make more money when they retire after woking only a few years than most people make after working a lifetime..
If the politicians truly do care about the population, then they will take a pay cut and a cut in their retirement pensions so that the government can then put that money toward helping those in need.
If people can afford to retire, then they will and that will open jobs for the young people who are unemployed and looking for work.
But, we know well enough to know that politicians are self righteous and self serving, thus they will never take a pay cut.
So, in the meantime the population (those who built this country and keep it running) will continue to suffer while those who work in multi million dollar offices whom we hired will continue to get paid travel, paid meals, bloated paycheques, golden handshakes and huge pensions.
It is unfair to the hard working people and very dangerous to the country.


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    • thomasczech profile image

      thomasczech 4 years ago from Canada

      @Mr.Happy you are spot on with your comment. The problem certainly is the addiction to debt. The corporations make billions on the debt of the average person and the government controls the population by that debt.

      It is of utmost importance that people stop spending and pay off their debts as soon as possible. But, I do know that it is very difficult or even impossible at this time for most people.

    • Mr. Happy profile image

      Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Yes, people are working much longer than previously. Many lost a lot of their savings in the financial crisis (2008-2009) and considering inflation, those on fixed incomes (pension) are not exactly in a great position.

      On a good note, it's okay for now - wait a year or two when the next financial crisis will happen, these will be the "good times" lol. Not even trying to be funny but the banksters got us hooked on credit, in debt and economies world-wide are under considerable stress (to say the least).

      Good luck and all the best to everyone! : )

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      Angela Kane 4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thank you, I see more and more seniors working past their prime and this should not be happening in the so-called richest country on Earth. They used to be able to work "almost their whole lives" but now they have to literally work until their very last breadth which is ridiculous.