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  •  Well, frankly, you left a lot of jobs out... (6+ / 0-)

    How about waitresses, cab drivers, delivery people, factory workers.  Are you seriously thinking it's ok to ask a factory worker to just go ahead and spend another year or two working the shop floor eight hours a day.  The problem is almost all working class jobs become very difficult to do after 60 let alone until 67.  Not to mention life expectancy is not very high for working class workers.  After all those years, they lose another two years of what isn't exactly a generous retirement to begin with?  Seems grossly unfair.  

    The liberty of democracy is not safe if people tolerate growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself.---FDR

    by masslib on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:29:45 PM PST

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    •  Hell, they're damn hard to do when you are 55. (5+ / 0-)

      I have an office job (that's not my exact age, btw), and I can tell you that the extended hours and occasional all night work load is not easy to recover from.  

      When I was 20 years younger, maybe I got over it in a day or so.  Now, it's a week of exhaustion instead.

      Almost all jobs are much harder to do when you are 55 or 60 than when you are 20 or 30.  

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:40:11 PM PST

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      •  Yup, I cant slam dunk anymore (1+ / 0-)
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        DEMonrat ankle biter

        Tho I still gotta bitchin crossover that you better honor cause I can go left handed to the hole.

        Ok, seriously, its true. But I'm might be some kinda freak, loading logs on a trailer clearing roads after Sandy, chain sawing, haulin. Yup. Freak.

        FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

        by Roger Fox on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 02:49:35 PM PST

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        •  I mean that my left hand is legit (0+ / 0-)

          I'll burn you on the dribble.

          Torch.

          FDR 9-23-33, "If we cannot do this one way, we will do it another way. But do it we will.

          by Roger Fox on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 06:47:52 PM PST

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        •  The point is not that people cannot work at (0+ / 0-)

          all as they get older, but that working is much harder - physical work, mental work, showing up at work - as you get older.  The body and mind do not stay eternally young.

          But feel free to post about how great you are in comparison to people who are not up to your standards.

          "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

          by YucatanMan on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 09:51:53 PM PST

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