Quotations on Retirement

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Younger workers should have more freedom to build their retirement nest egg.
- Gresham Barrett
(Keywords: Freedom, Retirement, Workers)

Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement.
- Steve Bartlett
(Keywords: Ability, Advice, Americans, Investment, Retirement, Will)

Convent - a place of retirement for women who wish for leisure to meditate upon the sin of idleness.
- Ambrose Bierce
(Keywords: Women, Idleness, Leisure, Retirement, Sin)

Right now, too many women who reach retirement age find themselves widowed or single, relying on their Social Security check for over half of their income.
- Judy Biggert
(Keywords: Age, Women, Income, Now, Retirement, Right, Security)

Social Security is not a retirement savings plan; it is a social insurance program. It's a contract that says, as a society, we will look out for you and your family when you can no longer work.
- Jeff Bingaman
(Keywords: Family, Work, Society, Retirement, Security, Will)

The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth, to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent on government for their basic needs in their retirement years.
- Neal Boortz
(Keywords: Government, Purpose, Wealth, Americans, Needs, Retirement, Security, Years)

We must ensure that every worker has healthcare and is able to save for their retirement. We must ensure that our workers have safe and health working conditions.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Health, Healthcare, Retirement, Workers)

I think if we are actually going to accept our generation's responsibility, that's going to mean that we give our children no less retirement security than we inherited from our parents.
- Carol Moseley Braun
(Keywords: Children, Parents, Responsibility, Retirement, Security)

Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room.
- Anthony Burgess
(Keywords: Peace, War, Americans, Care, Leisure, Living, Retirement, Will)

In order to fix Social Security, we must restructure it so that we continue to provide for our Nation's seniors that are approaching retirement age, but allow for younger taxpayers to invest a portion of their Social Security taxes in private accounts.
- Herman Cain
(Keywords: Age, Nation, Order, Retirement, Security, Taxes)

As far as your personal goals are and what you actually want to do with your life, it should never have to do with the government. You should never depend on the government for your retirement, your financial security, for anything.
- Drew Carey
(Keywords: Government, Life, Financial, Goals, Retirement, Security, Want)

There is a kind of fear, approaching a panic, that's spreading through the Baby Boom Generation, which has suddenly discovered that it will have to provide for its own retirement.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Fear, Baby, Retirement, Will)

I'm dubious about having Social Security put into the stock market. I think that we have gotten very far away from the idea that there's something sacrosanct about retirement investments.
- Ron Chernow
(Keywords: Idea, Retirement, Security)

One state retiree, 49 years old, paid, over the course of his entire career, a total of $124,000 towards his retirement pension and health benefits. What will we pay him? $3.3 million in pension payments over his life and nearly $500,000 for health care benefits - a total of $3.8m on a $120,000 investment.
- Chris Christie
(Keywords: Health, Life, Benefits, Care, Career, Investment, Old, Retirement, State, Will, Years)

Our society has changed in unforeseeable ways since Social Security was created. For example, we are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives and while this is all great news, this has also placed added pressure on America's retirement system.
- Norm Coleman
(Keywords: Society, America, Example, Living, News, Pressure, Retirement, Security)

Let me be clear, the discussions about Social Security are not about the retirement security of those Americans who are 55 or older - the Social Security system for those folks 55 and over will not change in any way shape of form - no ifs, ands, or buts.
- Norm Coleman
(Keywords: Change, Americans, Retirement, Security, Will)

Well, today people have to be self-reliant if they want a secure retirement income.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: People, Income, Retirement, Self, Today, Want)

Today more people believe in UFOs than believe that Social Security will take care of their retirement.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: People, Care, Retirement, Security, Today, Will)

The current institutionally provided retirement plans will not cover people's needs upon retirement.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: People, Needs, Retirement, Will)

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity, because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
- Scott Cook
(Keywords: Americans, Now, Poverty, Prosperity, Retirement, Will)

I can enjoy a vacation as well as the next person, as long as I know it's a vacation and not a premature retirement.
- Mary Crosby
(Keywords: Retirement, Vacation)

The fine print in the President's Social Security proposal is that all present and future workers under age 55 will have their promised retirement benefits cut.
- Mark Dayton
(Keywords: Age, Benefits, Future, Present, President, Retirement, Security, Will, Workers)

President Roosevelt, the author of Social Security, was the first to suggest that, in order to provide for the country's retirement needs, Social Security would need to be supplemented by personal savings accounts.
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Country, First, Needs, Order, President, Retirement, Security)

As Americans, we can choose where we work and live, what we drive, which insurance plan is best for us, so why can we not give workers a choice when it comes to their retirement?
- John Doolittle
(Keywords: Work, Americans, Choice, Retirement, Workers)

A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for the health and welfare of your family, to own a home, and save for retirement.
- James H. Douglas
(Keywords: Health, Family, Home, Discipline, Community, Independence, Job, Retirement, Welfare)

I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to preserve the Social Security promise that provides secure retirement benefits for all, especially those who are most at risk such as widows, orphans, and people with disabilities when the need arises.
- Chaka Fattah
(Keywords: Work, People, Benefits, Promise, Retirement, Risk, Security, Widows, Will)

I think retirement's for old people. I'm still in the business, thank you. I have a young child of nine years old, and I want to live as long as I can to see him grow up. I'm enjoying my life and I want to stick around for as long as I can.
- Harrison Ford
(Keywords: Life, Business, People, Old, Retirement, Want, Years)

I don't even think about a retirement program because I'm working for the Lord, for the Almighty. And even thought the Lord's pay isn't very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world.
- George Foreman
(Keywords: Thought, Retirement, World)

I don't want people losing respect for me as a player. I want to go out in every game and perform to the highest level. I have no retirement plans. I've had a lot of injuries but I want to continue playing.
- Robbie Fowler
(Keywords: People, Losing, Respect, Retirement, Want)

Personal savings accounts to me are one of the most powerful things, not necessarily in saving, solvency, or bankruptcy of the program, but in guaranteeing, the words I used a few minutes ago, a safe and secure retirement for our seniors.
- Bill Frist
(Keywords: Retirement, Words)

The rolling contract was designed to specifically take away some of that retirement talk and retirement issue.
- David Gill
(Keywords: Retirement, Talk)

The retirement system that is in place for members of Congress and other federal workers features what is known as the Federal Employment Retirement Plan.
- Virgil Goode
(Keywords: Congress, Retirement, Workers)

Obviously, people with low or even moderate incomes could not afford such savings rates, and even diligent savings from their low wages would not be enough to pay for either retirement or healthcare.
- William Greider
(Keywords: People, Healthcare, Retirement, Wages)

I had a very bad torn groin, my abdomen right through my legs. I was finding it really hard to get in the ring and run around and function at a decent rate. Then they had the idea that it might be better to do a retirement thing.
- Owen Hart
(Keywords: Idea, Retirement, Right)

However, the Administration's plan to privatize Social Security will undermine retirement security for all Americans by cutting guaranteed benefits by more than 40 percent, and risky private accounts won't make up for the loss of benefits for millions of Americans.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: Americans, Benefits, Loss, Retirement, Security, Will)

At their core, Americans all want the same basic things: a quality education for their children, a good job so they can provide for their families, healthcare and affordable prescription drugs, security during retirement, a strongly equipped military and national security.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: Education, Quality, Americans, Children, Drugs, Healthcare, Job, Military, National security, Retirement, Want)

I only work every couple of years. I go into retirement between films.
- Paul Hogan
(Keywords: Work, Retirement, Years)

The Princess's so-called 'time and space speech' at the end of '93 about a year after the formal separation, looking back on it it's called her retirement from public life but we've seen in fact it's nothing of the kind.
- Anthony Holden
(Keywords: Life, End, Fact, Nothing, Public, Retirement, Separation, Space, Speech)

As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people - the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy.
- Chris Van Hollen
(Keywords: Education, Health, War, Quality, People, Policy, American, Care, Children, Congress, End, Energy, Iraq, Needs, Retirement, Security, Sound)

Our country also hungers for leadership to ensure the long-term survival of our Social Security system. With 70 million baby boomers in this country on the verge of retirement, we need to take action to shore up the system.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison
(Keywords: Leadership, Action, Survival, Baby, Country, Retirement, Security)

I believe that social security should be a universal retirement guarantee and not means tested.
- Steve Israel
(Keywords: Retirement, Security)

The President and I agree that Social Security needs to be preserved so that we can ensure that all Americans receive the retirement benefits they've been promised. But we disagree as to how best to fix the system.
- Steve Israel
(Keywords: Americans, Benefits, Needs, President, Retirement, Security)

It is estimated that raising the retirement age to 70 would cut the shortfall by about 36%. But this proposal has some drawbacks. Women and men who have worked jobs that require manual labor all of their lives may not physically be able to do work until they are 70 years old.
- Steve Israel
(Keywords: Age, Men, Women, Work, Jobs, Labor, May, Old, Retirement, Years)

For these reasons, women tend to rely more heavily on Social Security in their retirement than do men.
- Steve Israel
(Keywords: Men, Women, Retirement, Security)

Social Security is the very foundation of retirement security for millions of Americans.
- Sue Kelly
(Keywords: Americans, Retirement, Security)

Our government makes the simple promise of a secure retirement to every American who works for many years and contributes to our retirement benefit system.
- Sue Kelly
(Keywords: Government, American, Promise, Retirement, Years)

I wanted to start a proper academy and recruit juniors from all over Pakistan following my retirement after the World Open in 1993 but there was no support.
- Jahangir Khan
(Keywords: Open, Retirement, Support, World)

We need to take steps to strengthen and mend Social Security so that its promise of a secure retirement is just as real for seniors in the future as it is today.
- Herb Kohl
(Keywords: Future, Promise, Retirement, Security, Today)

Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.
- Charles Kuralt
(Keywords: Society, Time, Work, Help, Retirement, School, Trying, University)

I agree that we must expand opportunities for retirement saving, but we must not undermine this worthy effort with a flawed privatization scheme that takes the 'security' out of Social Security.
- Mary Landrieu
(Keywords: Effort, Retirement, Security)



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