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[老外直言]-人人养我 我养人人
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  由于我一直在我的专业领域———讲授雷达技术———十分活跃,所以当人们得知我已经退休时都很惊讶。如今,当人们到达退休年龄时身体仍很健康并拥有年轻人的活力并不为怪。而我年轻的时候,退休的人们看上去苍老而疲惫,很不活跃,如今情况大不一样了。

  我年轻时没怎么想过退休的事。每个月我向为政府工作人员设立的“退休计划”基金交钱,而非政府工作人员则向大众化的“社会保险”基金交钱,这些基金能够保证在人们退休后向其提供对生活很有帮助的退休金。退休基金的基本思想或者说指导理论是,人们平时交的钱由政府进行投资,积累起来的所得在日后作为退休金发给人们。然而这一理论与现实离得很远。实际上,美国联邦政府常常需要这笔钱去做别的事情,因而不能代表交纳退休保险金的人们去投资,于是问题就来了:今天的在职人员所交的保险金是真的为了他们的未来而被投资,还是只是被政府用来履行对昨天的在职人员也就是已退休人员发放养老金的职责?

  Since I remain very active in my profession, teaching radar technology, many people are surprised to learn that I am retired. Today it is often possible to reach retirement age with one's good health and youthful energy intact. When I was young, retired people seemed old and worn out, and consequently rather inactive. It is very different today.

  I didn't think much about retirement when I was young. Each month I paid into a "retirement program" for government workers; other workers pay into a general "social security" fund that guarantees to provide helpful income when they retire. The basic idea -- the theory -- is that the money contributed is invested by the government, and the accumulated earnings are later distributed as retirement income. This theory, however, is rather far from reality. In fact the US federal government generally needs the money to finance other activities and therefore cannot invest it just in the donors' behalf. So the question arises: are the contributions made by today's workers truly being invested for the future, or is the money just being used to meet the government's obligations to yesterday's workers, those who have already retired?

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