Reminds me of the Republican answer to health care, as Alan Grayson said, “Don’t get sick and if you do get sick die quickly.”
The problem with retirements everywhere isn’t any political programs’s fault. It is simply that more people are getting old and there are fewer people to replace them.
It’s not hte first time it happened in history (It happened in Rome just a few years before the birth of Christ and in late 19th century France)
If you look in history, it is FULL of times of plenty and hard times. That’s life, it can’t always be rosy. By hard times in history, I don’t mean that people there had to keep their old horse carriage for another year instead of getting the new model or delay heir retirement (Re-tier-mment? What’s that?) , I mean that sometimes one tenth or even one third of the populaition died of famine (Ireland potato famine, 1313 famine in Europe).
What is scary about that is that few of us remember those times when we were not entitled to cheap food, cheap oil think that hard times (no, I mean REAL hard times) aren’t part of life and will panic, take refuge in demagoguery or xenophobia when slightly less easy times come..