A burning ambition to save a few pounds for the Coalition; Yousay IN YOUR OPINION...Here they go again, the Coalition Government, not content with the conflict in Afghanistan, the economic battles in Europe, doing their utmost to country.
One of David Cameron's closest allies, Tory MP Nick Boles, is now proposing the end of pensioners' winter fuel payments (which have already been reduced), free bus travel, free TV licences for the over 75s and free eye tests.
Cameron is not being clever about these things any more, he gets one of his minions to make such proposals, waits for the public response, evaluates hostility towards these proposals, adjusts the final proposed changes accordingly and then tries to implement changes.
As a pensioner PENSIONER. One who is supported by an allowance at the will of another. It is more usually applied to him who receives an annuity or pension from the government. , I for one have been employed from the age of 16 to 65, (excluding two years in the army) without interruption INTERRUPTION. The effect of some act or circumstance which stops the course of a prescription or act of limitation's.
2. Interruption of the use of a thing is natural or civil. , studied hard in technical colleges and university, whilst working full time, regularly paid my taxes and National Insurance contributions, never claimed benefits from the state and have never fallen foul of the law, not even a parking or speeding offence.
For what? So that Cameron, Clegg et al can pillage what few benefits previous governments have provided us in old age!
Don't get me wrong, I know that I am not the only one and that there are many more worse off than me, but ask yourself, why focus on pensioners? Is it that we are an easy target, or we, as a group, are living too long and costing too much in pensions and long-term care costs? If we mean so little to this Coalition Government and society, why not invest in providing an incinerator incinerator, furnace for burning refuse. The older and simpler kind of incinerator was a brick-lined cell with a metal grate over a lower ash pit, with one opening in the top or side for loading and another opening in the side for removing incombustible masses called for every district and making it law that when pensioners reach their allotted al·lot
tr.v. al·lot·ted, al·lot·ting, al·lots
1. To parcel out; distribute or apportion: allotting land to homesteaders; allot blame.
2. three score years and 10, they should be obliged to pop in to these incinerators and leave the Government just the cost of sorting out the ashes. Am I wrong to be such an angry old man? * Doug Bragg Cathays, Cardiff