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Old 19th Apr 2019, 05:59
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WingNut60
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Balikpapan, INDONESIA
Age: 67
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Originally Posted by Ogre View Post
Back when the old age pension was started in the UK, the average life expectancy for men was 67, and the pension started at 65. So you did all your working for the good of society, had a couple of years of rest and then popped your clogs. What is the average life expectancy for men in the UK these days? Lets move the pension age to two years less than that, it will make those current pensioners get back to work and be productive
Many would willingly do so if only someone would give them a job.

Each trough of the downturn cycle the 55+'ers get the shove.
Better to give the kids fresh out of college a 10 hrs / week job selling burgers and let that count towards employment statistics.
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