Are older (whatever that means) workers stupid? Should they just look to the government for security? Are older workers unable to save and plan for retirement during forty or more years of working?
And exactly who is “our” in “Our job?”
How much money do you need to retire with dignity? How much money does it take to live with dignity while you are working?
Does dignity mean 100% or more of what you earned while working? Social Security provides on average 40% replacement of average pre-retirement income (not final earnings before retirement). Are we saying it should be 60%, 80% or more?
From my perspective this type of poorly defined glib statement is very dangerous. And equally dangerous is the philosophy it represents; don’t worry, don’t take responsibility, government will take care of you. I also find this point of view insulting and demeaning to Americans.