Is it me or pensioners being demonised by the government and the press, especially the Biased Broadcasting Company?
Hardly a day goes by when I don’t see some report or other telling me that pensioners must repay this allowance or that benefit; or how pensioners have the audacity to expect hospital treatment for their illnesses.
Pensioners must hand back their heating allowance, obviously so that they can die quicker in the cold weather. Pensioners must hand back their bus passes, so that they return to their cars, clog up the roads and drive with failing eyesight and slower reactions, once again in the hope they will die in an accident. No more free TV licences allowing them to watch TV and keep; actually this might be a blessing in disguise as watching TV fries the brain. No more free prescriptions that keep pensioners alive.
Let’s go the whole hog and stop pensions altogether and get them damn pensioners out of their houses that they have worked and paid for all their lives: throw them all out onto the streets to beg. After all they have only worked for 50 plus years to pay for all this.
It is after all those damn pensioners who have worked and paid tax and NI for years that are bleeding society, the same pensioners that were denied university places because their parents couldn’t afford it. The same pensioners that have never ever drawn dole money or other benefit, the same pensioners that raised their own children by scrimping and saving, and possibly paid for their kids to be privately educated because the state system has failed.
Instead let’s increase family allowances, thus helping overpaid families afford more exotic holidays and IPads for their spoilt brats. Let’s give £1,200 per child to help pay for nursery places so that mothers can return to their £80k plus jobs. Let’s give free transport to all kids to take the burden off of the poor workers who are earning well in excess of £100k per year.
Somehow the world seems to be an idiotic place and though I am not yet a pensioner I am reaching that stage rapidly, except the goal post keeps moving, and hold out no hope for what will be left by then.