Living poor, voting rich. - These folks are supposed to be voting our way. Let's not lose them in '06 & '08.
The number of employd U.S. working 75 years old and older grew from 669,000 in 1994 to just under one million last year, a number expected to increase as the large baby boom generation ages, and for many of those older seniors, work is not a choice but a necessity.
Whether outliving retirement savings or facing lower-than-expected investment returns, this population is finding that Social Security isn't enough to cover their bills. Even before the current debate over Social Security's future, many Americans seemed doubtful they could retire without working at least part time.