You DID see they talked about people over 40, even. I'm 39. I have a mortgage and a two year old daughter. I'm not a freaking baby boomer - I'm from the end part of Gen X. I was born in 1976. My employer doesn't seem to have issues with older employees at this point, but if I get caught in a workforce reduction, I'm probably screwed. I certainly can't afford to retire twenty five years early.
And you know what, my dad, who turned 71 years old this year, guess what, he can't afford to 100% retire either. He worked as a lineman for the phone company for almost 40 years, retired and then found out he was going to have to partially support my stupid stepbrother and his two daughters that moved in with him. So, he's still out there, doing computer repair work and troubleshooting network problems freelance, because his other choice is to starve, I suppose.
Go find your own career, don't worry about taking it away from someone who still NEEDS it.