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Montevideo, August 16th 2018 - 14:01 UTC

Paraguayan Liberal lawmaker agrees retirement should be at age 75

Sunday, July 15th 2018 - 22:15 UTC
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”It is not my position that will prevail, I want the voice of the rest to prevail,” said Congresswoman Amarilla. ”It is not my position that will prevail, I want the voice of the rest to prevail,” said Congresswoman Amarilla.

Liberal deputy Celeste Amarilla agreed 75 years is a right age for retirement. She made those remarks during a radio interview as she argued that at 60 people still have a lot of intellectual and physical strength and called for the matter to be discussed.

 ”A person who retires at 60 is a young person. It is not about exploiting the worker but about giving him (or her) more years of useful life; but everything has to be studied and debated upon,” she elaborated.

Amarilla was asked about the issue after a top Institute of Social Security (IPS) official made statements in that regard. The IPS' Economic Benefits Manager, Pedro Halley, had voiced his view that a worker should retire at 60 as he claimed the right time would be at 75 years.

The liberal legislator warned, however, that in order to reach a consensus on the issue, public hearings should be held. “It is not my position that will prevail, I want the voice of the rest to prevail, I throw this into the air for debate, do not worry about what I am saying,” she added.

Congresswoman Amarilla resigned her V.I.P medical insurance from the Lower House last June. She also pleaded to turn down the privileged retirement plan she is entitled to as a lawmaker and assured that she will not hire any staff, although each legislator is allowed to appoint up to four officials.

Categories: Politics, Paraguay.

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  • DemonTree

    Life expectancy in Paraguay: 73.03 years. They want people to work until they drop dead; 'not about exploiting the worker' my ass.

    Jul 16th, 2018 - 08:35 am 0
  • chronic

    DT, does your land of birth have a retirement program?

    Jul 16th, 2018 - 09:14 pm 0
  • DemonTree

    Sure, but they're about to raise the state pension age. By the time I'm old enough it probably will be 75. (Well, if you don't get your way and there is still a government that pays pensions.)

    How old are you, Chronic? Your posting style and naive extremist views made me think you were a teenager, but sometimes you sound like an old man.

    Jul 16th, 2018 - 10:44 pm 0
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