Saturday, 26 January 2013

State Pensions

When will things change? -- as of NOW -- PENSIONERS out number ANY OTHER type of voter even by race - religion - or age ---
WHEN ARE PENSIONERS going to wake up and understand, WE have the power to shape legislation all WE need is the will power to do so, and the "GREY REVOLUTION" will begin --- MAYBE !

‘Entitlement’ ?, I paid good money for my State Pension and other benefits. Just because they borrowed that money, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or hand-out. Gold plated MP pensions and Civil Service Government benefits, which provide free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 20 weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call me a 'greedy pensioner' and my retirement, an ‘entitlement’.

What the HELL is wrong with us?


Someone please tell me what the HELL is wrong with all the people that run this country? 

We're "broke" and can't help our own Pensioners, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc., but spent 1.2 billions of £££'s for G-20 events! 
In the last few months we have provided aid to India, Greece and Turkey . And now Afghanistan , Pakistan ...... home of Bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of POUNDS!

Our pensioners living on a 'fixed income', receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious, organisations pour Hundreds of Billions of ££££'s and tons of food to foreign countries, where frequently it is sold on the black market and the money squirreled away into the bank accounts of despots.

They call Old Age Security and Healthcare an entitlement, even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives, and now when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place? 
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans. 

GREAT BRITAIN: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, hospitals being closed, average income families who can't afford dental care, elderly going without 'needed' medicins and having to travel hundreds of miles for medical care with no reimbursement of cost, vehicles we can't afford fuel for, lack of affordable housing, and mentally ill without treatment - etc., etc. 

They have a 'benefit' for the people of foreign countries...ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors, and medical supplies. 

Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries. 

Sad isn't it?

Michael George Bichard, Baron Bichard, KGB,

Retired people should work for their pensions, says Lord Bichard. The fact that pensioners already have worked for their pension, by definition, doesn't faze him. Pensioners are a "negative burden" on the state, who need to be "incentivised" into doing jobs that young people could do for a wage.
Bichard admits that forcing pensioners to work will be hard to sell to the public. But then, as he puts it, "so was tuition fees". 
The interesting thing about Bichard is that he isn't some rabid Tory. He is a cross-bench peer, a technocratic former senior civil servant who worked closely with the last Labour government.
He has said that retired people should do community work or face losing part of their pension so as not to be a burden on the state.

Firstly, this peer should know that pensioners have paid in for their pensions in good faith, having been told that National Insurance would give them a good pension. People have contributed for their pensions and it is their pension.  It is not for the government to use as a carrot or a stick. During good times, the government should have built up a pension reserve rather than used pension funds for funding vanity projects like the millennium dome so that state pensions were not the giant Ponzi scheme they are now. 

Lord Bichard also needs reminding that community service is a judicial sanction judges can give criminals.  Is being a pensioner therefore, going to be a criminal act in his brave new world?

His lordship is setting a perfect example
At the ripe old age of 54 he retired from the Civil Service in May 2001 with a pension of £120,000 p.a.! (Index Linked) and picks up £650 for each visit to the Lords.

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