I graduated in 1980. Back then, the retirement strategy was easy: Get a job and when you retire, your employer gives you a pension. But, that has all changed.
Ronald Reagan stripped us of our pensions. The republicanized courts decided everyone should be expendable commodities, Human Resources, that corporations can squander and purge with at-will employment. In short, the capitalists stole our futures. Now, they don’t want to pay for the damage they caused to our economic well-being.
Now, they want us to work, as an obedient servant class, until the day we die.
Well I have a retirement strategy to resist those republicans:
- Claim my Social Security pension.
- Collect Food stamps.
- Live in Section 8 housing.
- File for SSI (Supplemental Income for those without a retirement plan).
My strategy is to sit back and watch reruns on free over-the-air television while eating low-income food in my low-income apartment. And, if push comes to shove, I can become a Caribbean expatriate. I can support some foreign economy at the American economy’s expense.
I’d rather be poor and maintain my autonomy instead of being a subservient republican servant.