The government is going out of its way to make sure I stay healthy and live for a long time. I guess this is good, but it's also ironic they're going out of their way to make sure I don't have any retirement resources until I'm much older. Otherwise, they want me to live a long time, pay a lot of money towards retirement and not get any of the benefits.
I have a solution to what appears as wasted money. How about we just come up with an age that is the final age we live? Say 75 years old. If you go before that, so be it. If not, you have a big party, everybody says goodbye and you get a shot that lets you peacefully pass on.
Now, this plan would be good, except it should only apply to members of the private sector. Bureaucrats and politicians would go at 40, which I consider a generous effort on my part, since it's 2 1/2 years past the halfway point of the private sector. They produce absolutely nothing and demand what I consider an exorbitant amount of my labor to satisfy their destructive agenda. Giving them more than half a life is more than generous.
I know you're wondering how this applies to the military. The solution is simple. If the military member is a combat officer, they get the 75 year cutoff. Those that are bureaucratic paper pushers, or only have an administrative position, they get the 40 year cutoff.
How about the local and state public sector? Those that serve a function that actually has a real meaning, such as repair crews, get the 75 year cutoff. Those that only exist to create, or push another piece of paper go at 40.
Of course, my solution would have to be retroactive. Otherwise, if agreed upon, those bureaucrats and politicians beyond the age of 40 would have to go immediately. It's nothing personal, and best. They're way past the point of doing anything even close to productive, and their retirement burdens need to be lowered through attrition. I know we'll have to help their survivors, but in the future, nobody that is basically useless will ever reach the retirement age. Think of the money saved and how many double dippers would never be allowed the cushy pensions that the private sector never receives.
Are you thinking: "How will our country ever survive without all those politicians and bureaucrats?" If so, the answer is: Not only would it survive, it would flourish and I doubt seriously there would be many people that would aspire to be a politician or bureaucrat. That's a good thing. After all, they're just warts on the ass of progress anyway.
I know some reading may be, or have a family member past the age of 75. Anyone 45, or older, gets a fifty year grace period to decide whether they want to protest the rule, or not....as long as they're not a politician or a bureaucrat.