Political science’s Joseph White talks rising retirement age

Resetting your retirement clock may be necessary according to a research group

NewsNet5: The Employee Benefit Research Institute recently said it might be necessary to set retirement age at 70 instead of the usual 65. Joseph White, chair of the Department of Political Science, said people are living longer, which puts extra stress on social security and Medicare. “Public policy will depend a lot on this election and what is done to social security and Medicare after this election and Medicaid also,” he said.