Retirement Quotes (60)

Quotes and citations about retirement


Social Security makes up a much larger share of total retirement income for unmarried women and minorities than it does for married couples, unmarried men and whites.

By : Diane Watson

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If a woman did not work and have the opportunity to save and invest on her own throughout her lifetime, she is often totally reliant on her family and Social Security for her retirement years.

By : Ginny B. Waite

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On the other end of the spectrum, these women who do live long enough to collect Social Security face the challenge of being disproportionately dependent on the Social Security system for retirement income.

By : Ginny B. Waite

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First, women are more likely to live in poverty during their retirement years than are men.

By : Ginny B. Waite

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The great increase in longevity has produced a surge in the desire to accumulate assets for retirement. It has outpaced the ability of the private sector to produce assets, so we need a larger government debt.

By : William Vickrey

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Planning to play: that's what saving for retirement is today - and it is antithetical to the nature of play, fully within the definition of work, and blissfully ignorant of the reality of death.

By : John Thorn

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I'm not in retirement. I just don't want to work so much, and I don't get that many offers any more.

By : Max von Sydow

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It seems as if everybody in the country was getting impatient to get his or her particular soldier out of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system of points for retirement which we had arranged with the approval of the Army itself.

By : Henry L. Stimson

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Maybe forced retirement isn't necessary after all.

By : Ben Stiller

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Specifically, I am concerned about the long-term condition of Social Security. I am committed to ensuring that current beneficiaries and those nearing retirement face no reduction in benefits, while preserving this vital program for future generations.

By : Cliff Stearns

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My first job after my retirement from baseball was as a narrator for the Eastman Philharmonica.

By : Willie Stargell

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Privatizing Social Security doesn't make sense, and it's out of step with the fundamental value of ensuring that after a life spent working hard and contributing to the greatness of our nation, every American should have a secure retirement.

By : Debbie Stabenow

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Social Security is not just the foundation of America's retirement dignity and security, it ensures the economic stability and strength of our families and our state's economy.

By : Debbie Stabenow

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We need to build on the success of Social Security by developing bold and innovative ways for Americans to build wealth and save for retirement. I believe we can work together in a bipartisan manner to accomplish these goals.

By : Debbie Stabenow

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We have a rare and perhaps small window of opportunity to set partisan differences aside, and attempt to achieve what many in recent years have felt was unreachable - greater retirement security for ourselves and our children.

By : Gordon Smith

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The 1993 Social Security tax penalizes seniors who have planned for their retirement through savings, investment and hard work. That's wrong, and that's why the double tax on Social Security must end.

By : Rob Simmons

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There's been a lot said about Social Security reform. What has been left out of the debate is the double tax on Social Security benefits. I believe it's time to get rid of a tax that punishes seniors and discourages work and retirement savings.

By : Rob Simmons

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But with a rate of return of 1.6 percent or less, or a negative rate of return, our children and our grandchildren, if we do not make changes, will in fact not have a secure retirement. Indeed, they will not have the funds when they go to retire to even minimally get by.

By : John Shadegg

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Germany, I think, was first to substitute a Social Security program for its elderly based on this premise, that is, that we would tax workers to pay retirement benefits for those retired.

By : John Shadegg

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Indeed, I think most Americans now know that in 1935 when Social Security was created, there were some 42 Americans working for every American collecting retirement benefits.

By : John Shadegg

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It's amazing, it doesn't feel like it has been 10 years since retirement.

By : Gabriela Sabatini

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The rate of return on Social Security for people nearing retirement is about 1.5 percent. By the time young children like mine are ready to retire, that rate of return will be a negative percentage.

By : Paul Ryan

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I've enjoyed my retirement.

By : Darrell Royal

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I tell people retirement isn't what you think. You are going to sit around and waste your life, you can only golf so much. To stay young, you have to stay in the mix.

By : Ron Rice

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The easy way out is to approve an early retirement plan one year but not pay out sick and vacation time to deserving employees until three years later. Unfortunately, later is now.

By : Jodi Rell

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There's a lot we can do to improve American's retirement security, but it's wrong to replace the guaranteed benefit that Americans have earned with a guaranteed benefit cut of forty percent or more.

By : Harry Reid

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Perhaps you should say there should be mandatory retirement even of members of the court, members of the federal judiciary. I'm sure there can be questions about whether one does as good work when you get into your - you know, I'm 67.

By : William Rehnquist

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The President has no real plan to address the fiscal challenges arising from the retirement of the baby boom generation, let alone a plan to fix Social Security.

By : Jack Reed

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I need to retire from retirement.

By : Sandra Day O'Connor

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It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today. The 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans. The cornerstones of the middle-class security all bear the union label.

By : Barack Obama

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Contemplation of life after retirement and life after death can help you deal with contemporary challenges.

By : Russell M. Nelson

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Because Social Security is specifically designed to boost the retirement income of low earners with a progressive benefit formula, the program has played an enormous and necessary role in keeping Latinas out of poverty.

By : Grace Napolitano

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Almost half of all Latinas currently on Social Security rely exclusively on their benefit check in retirement.

By : Grace Napolitano

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The pain of retirement means loss.

By : John Murray

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What we should be trying to do is to encourage people to establish private retirement accounts and help them take pressure off the Social Security system.

By : Dennis Moore

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Preparation for old age should begin not later than one's teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.

By : Dwight L. Moody

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Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.

By : Barbara Mikulski

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When one gets old and they are sick, there are not many things they can count on but they should be able to count on Social Security. Our seniors' retirement should never rely on the bull of political promises or the bear of the market.

By : Barbara Mikulski

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I am not really retired, and may never be completely, but I can't think of a better place to contemplate retirement than New York City.

By : Robert MacNeil

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Social Security not only helps Americans enjoy a secure retirement, it has also kept millions of Americans out of poverty.

By : Zoe Lofgren

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