Thank you For Being My Friend(s)


My best friend for over 55 years has just turned 65, a milestone I had already reached. On the same day that he turned 65 I also read the following statistic.

But, before you see the stat, I want to thank all of you whom I don’t know but are still “working” for being my “friends” as I am not sure you will be my friend much longer after reading this writing.

I read on an internet news story that every day for approximately the next 20 years 10,000 baby boomers will become eligible for Social Security and Medicare. That would be 70,000 a week, around 3.5 million potential new retirees a year with an average benefit of around $14000 per year. I tried to do the math but there were too many zeros and and anything with more than 6 zeros is too scary to contemplate.

I also found a site that states that each of those retirees will cost an average of $400,000 per retiree during their remaining life span for medicare .

Somethings gotta give. Selfishly, I’m quietly hoping it’s the people who are still working, at least until I’m gone.

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About safrisri

I was a school teacher until retirement. I have taught at all educational levels from pre-school to college. My college degree is general science which I arrived at after 5 years and 5 different majors. A degree as it turns out, almost as valuable and in demand as one in Neo-Bulgarian Mythology. I have been around education for around 40 years and can remember when teaching was a pleasant, happy and creative job and our schools were the same. Now I'm the guy sitting on the porch with an opinion on everything.
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