Want to do something truly patriotic to help preserve the American way of life?
Don't retire. At least not yet.
That's the advice of Andrew Yarrow, a vice president of the nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization Public Agenda and the director of its Washington, D.C., office.
Yarrow urges the nation's 78 million baby boomers to forgo traditional or early retirement and work for a few more years, for their own sake and the good of the country.
If boomers all turn in their keys at age 55, 62 or 65 and head for the Tuscan hills, that great sucking sound you'll hear is untold amounts of taxpayer dollars being leached from the economy. That is money heirs will have to replace or do without.
It's an act Yarrow calls "profoundly selfish and unpatriotic."
The debt currently stands at $9.3 trillion and is largely driven by rising Medicare and Social Security costs.
— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading