As someone who will most likely never get to retire (USA), I sympathize with the teachers and police. In a world where the CEO of a bankrupt company still gets millions of dollars, after looting the company, it is hard to see other working people go without their benefits. Our various governments waste unthinkable amounts of money, then complain that they don't have the funds to pay retirement. If they left the money that had already been contributed where it belonged, it would still have been there. I am 33, and my financial planner informed me that by the time I near the current retirement age, I will still likely have at least 15 years before reaching the new retirement age! It is Zeno's Paradox, played with lives and emotions.
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