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Review and Revise Federal Workers' Benefits

Raise the retirement age for federal employees to 70. Our jobs are sedentary;our jobs are fortunately, but unusually, secure; and we are well compensated for the work we do. Why should taxpayers be asked to pay up to 80% of the final salary of someone in their mid-to-late 50's just because they worked for the government? That person could realistically live until they are in their 80's or 90's. Three or four decades of additional compensation for work done previously doesn't make financial sense.

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Idea No. 2354