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Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Would Pose Hardship on Millions of American Workers


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Raising the Social Security Retirement Age Would Pose Hardship on Millions of American Workers

WASHINGTON - Raising the retirement age for working individuals is one of the primary proposals public officials discuss when it comes to Social Security. This policy effort rests on the assumption that increases in life expectancy mean that workers can easily work beyond the current normal retirement ages. However, this assumption ignores the fact that increases in longevity disproportionately apply to those in higher income brackets, and that many workers cannot continue to meet the physical demands of their job.

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