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    diseases that the average American life span increases to 125.

    How does that change how old a 75 yr. old is? So what if he hasn't been struck by cancer or arthritis by 85. Actuarial science says nothing at all about 80 yr. old mechanics or 90 yr. old sales managers.

    Old is still old. If 45 years of working your ass off is enough to tire people out now, that won't magically adjust to 60 years just because we add a few more decades onto the end.

    If the math inherent in the current system can't handle that, we need to change the fundamentals of the system. Because expecting the fundamentals of human life - that we get worn out and need a goddamned break after all those decades - to change will get you nowhere productive.

    "The Democratic Party is not our friend: it is the only party we can negotiate with."

    by 2020adam on Thu Mar 07, 2013 at 11:30:38 PM PST

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