I always get a kick out of people who wear shirts and ties and sit behind desks all their lives telling hard working Americans: Yeah, you don’t have to retire at 65 you can go to 70.
How about the woman who stands on her feet behind a counter for 40 years? Try that sometime. How about that guy out there stringing those lines out there in the middle of the winter time and stuff like that? And how about the construction person that’s out there on the job?
There are a lot of people that work in packing houses all day long. Think about doing that for 40 years. Now they want them to work even longer? You know, look, not everyone has cushy jobs. Not everyone sits behind a desk with air conditioning and stuff.
— Tom Harkin (D-IA) shares his thoughts on Republicans who want to raise the retirement age