Paul Krugman's Reaction to the Deficit Commission's Proposals

Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson released a draft of their recommendations to reduce the U.S. budget deficit, and I think all sides of the political spectrum will find something to be upset about in their proposals. 

But as a law student, I could not help but smirk at Paul Krugman's initial reaction
[T]hey’re talking about raising the retirement age, because people live longer — except that the people who really depend on Social Security, those in the bottom half of the distribution, aren’t living much longer. So you’re going to tell janitors to work until they’re 70 because lawyers are living longer than ever. 
Law students currently face a tough job market, but there's always time to pause and recognize that at least we may still live a long time.