I’ve decided that by deferring retirement to at least the age of 74 I am doing my part to help out the economy. I will not be collecting Social Security, nor will I be consuming Medicare resources. This is not, though, an altruistic action, of course, as I’m doing this mostly out of necessity. But, facts are facts.
I suspect that a great many people in my age group are doing the same thing. So, silently, and as a consequence of the current tanking economy, many seniors are doing their part to help out.