This past year the nation saw unprecedented economic and fiscal challenges the likes of which had not been seen in decades. The economy slowed dramatically and shed jobs at alarming rates. Many retirees saw their retirement security put in serious jeopardy. Millions saw their home values, personal savings and retirement accounts plummet. A new administration came to Washington in the midst of this turmoil.
"Raising the retirement age would inflict further hardship among a group of workers who are likely to face health and economic problems in their 60s." - Charlie Balban, President, New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans