I'm sure that's probably true. I know mine won't be like that. I actually don't plan to retire. But, yes, politicians of all stripes have made it more difficult for many people.
First I don't think there should be any mandatory age of retirement. Second as regards raising the eligibility age for government retirement benefits...that's probably a very good idea. Eventually these should be eliminated altogether except for cases of the most destitute.
Yeah...and we see how well received that's been. \
I do advocate raising the age. I also think we should phase SS out completely over time.
What's interesting, and most people don't realize is that when SS was setup, the eligibility age was set to 65 I think at a time when most people didn't live much longer than that age. So it was setup as sort of a "last year (or two) of life" benefit program. It was not intended to be a 20 year retirement pension plan. Things have changed. The age should be raise. 70 should be the minimum. Maybe 75.
Well myself I plan to work full time until at least 67. I've heard the return is much better if you put it off for a few years and their suggestion to raise the age wouldn't be in full effect until 2075 I found out today so no worries.
Right now ( 57 ) I feel that I could keep working full time like I am for a long while. However the thing is once you hit 50 you realize that you feel fine now but that could change really fast. So there's no real way to accurately gauge how you'll feel by your late 60's.