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British Pensioner against the Tories.

On 28 Apr 2017 at 1:56pm John Abercrombie wrote:
Having paid my NI and tax for almost 50 years before drawing my pension, I endured piss poor wages, poor education provision, poor housing, sky high interest rates, long hours and very little state help to bring up my children. Now as a pensioner I am being told that I am too rich, whilst the welfare state is sold off, the younger generation are being shafted and the real rich avoid their fair share of taxes. It is not the pensioners that have brought about this state of affairs, look no further than the Tory party.
On 28 Apr 2017 at 2:00pm Grim Reaper wrote:
Shuffle off....
On 28 Apr 2017 at 2:00pm Mr realism wrote:
Haha - get real, my friend.
On 28 Apr 2017 at 2:25pm Deja Vu wrote:
Couldn't agree more John, I'm about to hit middle age, so looking at all of the above, plus an increased retirement date.
On 28 Apr 2017 at 2:56pm Historian wrote:
What about all those folk who paid into their pension all their working lives but passed away before collecting any of it ? Where did all their money go ? Maybe a government bonus ?
On 28 Apr 2017 at 5:15pm Theresa wrote:
Dear Historian
Anyone who passes away while still working is doing so to avoid paying income tax and is clearly a tax dodger. The pension they would have got rightly stays with the treasury.
On 29 Apr 2017 at 12:52pm Stoneman wrote:
Are you a moron?
Has the Labour Party not been in power during your 50 years?
Think before you post.
On 30 Apr 2017 at 10:38am Mark wrote:
That's a very superficial view to take of our recent history, Stoneman. Thatcher introduced us to neoliberalism in 1979 - the society where the interests of big business come first. She relied on ideas imported from Ronald Reagan in the US. Reagonomics. Trickledown Theory. The Laffer Curve and all sorts of other nonsense economics aimed at justifying the wickedness that the OP is on about. Tony Blair went part of the way towards halting the slide into this brave new world where all notion of a just society is eroded. I counted 5 homeless people in Cliffe High Street yesterday. Would have been unthinkable 15 years ago. This is the ugly face of Tory Britain.

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