Lloyd Blankfein Wants You to Work Longer

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, reportedly worth roughly 450 million dollars, thinks the retirement age needs to be raised. He thinks you should work until you’re, oh, I don’t know, maybe 70 or so?

You can take this opinion, if you’ll pardon the pun, to the bank because Blankfein says he’s a man who’s just ” doing God’s work “,  though it seems doubtful he’s working on behalf of any of the Greek gods, given Goldman Sachs role in the financial collapse  of Greece.

In fact, it seems more likely that Blankfein is simply the man in the saddle on top of what Rollingstone’s Matt Taibbi called, “ a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity.”  Consider this paragraph from Taibbi’s piece:

The bank’s unprecedented reach and power have enabled it to turn all of America into a giant pump-and-dump scam, manipulating whole economic sectors for years at a time, moving the dice game as this or that market collapses, and all the time gorging itself on the unseen costs that are breaking families everywhere — high gas prices, rising consumer credit rates, half-eaten pension funds, mass layoffs, future taxes to pay off bailouts. All that money that you’re losing, it’s going somewhere, and in both a literal and a figurative sense, Goldman Sachs is where it’s going: The bank is a huge, highly sophisticated engine for converting the useful, deployed wealth of society into the least useful, most wasteful and insoluble substance on Earth — pure profit for rich individuals.

I guess now we know why Lloyd Blankfein wants us to work longer.