Friday, April 26, 2013

Here, in one quote, is the reason...

...that raising the age for Medicare and/or Social Security is a bad idea. From Ezra Klein's (who else?) blog (my emphasis):

“Being unemployed is frustrating, demeaning, and, at this point, frightening. Articles in the paper say we ‘baby boomers’ will have to work for a few more years especially since so many of us have lost half if not more in retirement ‘funds’. Now, you tell me, how can I work for a few more years if I can’t even get a job interview?

P. S. I used to be in the recruiting business. I'll let you in on a dirty little secret: in the real world, employers don't want "experienced" workers. They just don't.

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