Monday, October 15, 2007

Now it is the Boomer "Stampede"

The stories begin.

"First Boomer applies for Social Security" is out on the AP wire tonight.

Woe is us.

We hope Ms. Casey-Kirschling never goes out and buys incontinent products, or denture cream. Can you imagine the use of "avalanche" and "tsunami" in those articles?

The truth is that virtually every survey we see about Boomers and retirement finds that the majority of Boomers don't plan on retiring. Oh, they'll collect those Social Security checks, but they'll keep earning and spending money, too.

The system will need to be changed to accommodate America's largest generation. But there isn't going to be a stampede, avalanche or tsunami in the next few years.

Except for articles like this one.

1 comment: said...

OMG, you are so right. I have a search set up for "boomer" (like you I bet) and that's all that's coming in.
Then the splogs will pick it up, we're doomed!

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