What Retirement?

September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 8:50 PM EDT

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September 28, 2011 Updated Sep 28, 2011 at 8:50 PM EDT

It's a good thing I like to work. I was never one to just lie around on the couch and watch TV. It seems there is always something to fix around the house, so I keep pretty busy doing that stuff.
Anyway, when I say i like to work, I am mainly talking about the job I have in downtown Buffalo, that I actually get paid for. I read the other day that the average American family is now paying about $15,000 a year for health insurance, or at least they are paying a portion of that amount with their employer paying the rest. If they are lucky enough to have an employer. Are you kidding me? Who could afford not to work anymore? As my car was being serviced at the dealer the other day I walked around the lot to kill some time. Just who is buying these $60,000 SUV's these days? My first house cost $38,000 in 1975! My $3.00 prescription co-pay a few years ago, is now $30.00. So as I watch my income keep going down and my expenses keep going up, I guess i will continue to work until I wake up dead one morning.