Friday, 22 June 2012

Pension schemes.

House of Commons
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This Tory government, "I say Tory as the Lib-Dems have little to say in the supposed coalition" is railroading their way through every aspect of our lives making severe changes to anything they can think of whether it means savings or not.
It has been so long since they were in power that they are acting like schoolchildren in a sweetshop, not that we could expect little else from a party that is run by arrogant fools who still act as if they are in the school playground, bullying people who they think are beneath them.
They know full well that this short term they have will be the last for a long time, and all they can come up with is tactics that can only do more harm than good to our country, fleecing the poorer members of the public while looking after their own rich buddies, some of whom got us into this mess in the first place.

The changes to the pensions are a disgrace and will benefit the government more that the workers by the time they have robbed it by overtaxing.
Tax paid as you earn, tax on our work pension schemes when the money is in the bank and taxed again when the time comes to collect on a lifetime of hard work and saving accumulated in the expectation of boosting our lowly old age pension.

Now people who have planned all their working life and contributed to the country's coffers through good times and bad are being forced to shelf these plans and told to work years longer for less reward while the government reaps the benefits of the money they thought they were accumulating to help ease their finances during their old age.

These types of changes should not have interfered with people who are nearing the end of their working lives but started with the new generation of workers who would know the score from the offset.
This move is nothing short of fraud and extortion, and if it happened to be a private company or an individual that executed such a con the public would be up in arms over the matter and the culprits taken to court and jailed.

This bunch will eventually get their comeuppance but alas all to late for the honest workers who saw this nation through the last recession and have earned their right to a decent retirement.

The excuse that too many postwar babies are still alive now and are of age to collect their pensions is no excuse for punishing the new pensioners as their money was good enough to take and  support the pensioners of their day, and all of the benefit system during their working lives.

It has been common knowledge to all from the fifties that this day would arrive when the population of elderly would boom, so steps should have been taken from THEN to combat the problems that have arisen from the baby boom after the war, and not dumped on us now along with every other financial problem the world is going through at this time.

Then again it takes brains to think that through and within the present government you could hardly make a decent brain out of all the people who sit on the front bench.
There are more brains outwith politics than there are in it and the only time a government will make a success of running our country is when these people are listened to.

Bickering in the House of Commons and acting like the spoiled schoolboys that they are only proves that they have no brains and that they should have learned a lot more about the realities of life before settling down to a cushy job where it seems only rejects from society are welcome.
Prime Ministers Question Time in Parliament shows that the Prime Minister is the worst offender of them all. Any question he is asked is almost always ignored and answered by a sarcastic remark attempting to belittle the questioner, when all the time he is only belittling himself and showing his ignorance and immaturity for the job.
Its time they grew up and did the job they aspired to in the playground and got rid of the arrogant "WE KNOW BETTER" attitude when they clearly DO NOT!

They have never needed to budget and have no qualifications in the matter.
Economics are OK in theory but a completely different matter when they have to be put into practice.
Let the housewife who has to count every copper and plan how each one is spent, get her hands on the coffers, THEN we would have someone with a bit of common sense correcting the finances of the world and in no time at all the arrogant schoolchildren in Parliament and other failing governments would be shown up for the useless lot they really are.

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