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On 2 Oct 2014 at 9:59pm Angry wrote:
I am tired of old people THINKING they have contributed, if they had we would not have a 1.3 trillion pound debt.
Grunge seems to think I am generalizing when I am saying the current "retired" generation sucked the life out of England. I am NOT! I am not talking about the free education many received or the free healthcare they have received but the complete lack of spending they permit for government.
The retired generation did work hard, and did pay their taxes, but their salaries were fairly small and the government spending was quite large.
Pro - intervention in Iraq /Syria - A pick-up destroying missile cost us over 100,000.
Sorry old people, but it was your generation that built the national debt; your fault the government bailed out the banks (rather than the banks taking a pasting?)
The old think (i am generalising here) we should be taking action in Iraq & Syria we are spending 100,000 to destroy each moving vehicle.
So, old people; get out of your 3 bed council houses! They were not meant for you to live in forever. The government gave you a chance when you were young, yet you refuse to let the kids a chance to move in. Totally Selfish. The gov't backs you because you vote; but you are heartless scum.




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On 2 Oct 2014 at 10:22pm Grunge wrote:
Well, what can one reply to that ill-informed rant?
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On 2 Oct 2014 at 10:24pm Earl of Lewes wrote:
The problem with our economy is largely demographic. In the 1940s, the average working man would obligingly pop his clogs within five years of retiring, thus only drawing a few years of pension and using the NHS. Today, the average retiree will claim a pension for around three times as long and because of chronic ill health, use up a considerable amount of NHS money. Governments can cut as much as they like, but as long as people keep living longer, the problem won't go away. You could raise the retirement age, but ageism in the workplace will just mean lots of older people claiming Jobseeker's allowance instead of a pension. What's the answer, short of bumping off everyone over 80? Search me. But we must certainly look after our old folk, as it will be our turn one day.
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On 2 Oct 2014 at 11:42pm String em up wrote:
What an odd person!
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On 3 Oct 2014 at 8:06am Country Boy wrote:
How old is old?
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On 3 Oct 2014 at 9:23am Depressed Gardener wrote:
Angry...just remember you are an old person in waiting. let's hope you don't come across nutters such as yourself when you are..
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On 3 Oct 2014 at 11:48am trooper wrote:
"Grunge" The answer to your question is, that it should not be dignified with a reply,it should be put down to total ignorance allied to utter stupidity.
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On 3 Oct 2014 at 12:16pm Troll feeder wrote:
Well, at least most of us oldies aren't all ill-informed idiots who think the world owes them something - Though we may have been like that once upon a time when we too were angry young men (or women) ;-) .
I wish my education had been "free" - rather than being paid for out of the taxes imposed on those who were older than me and working at the time... I am sure my parents and grandparents would have been more than happy to pay less tax rather than support people swanning off to Uni at no cost to themselves.
Angry, have you ever thought that the economic deficit problem may have been down to overspending by those in power rather than due to a lack of 'contribution' by those working at the time? Outgoing exceeded income, simple as that.
Do please tell us at what age should the culling be set.. 70? 60? 50? 40? 30? 25? 20.....?
Oh but life were so simple....
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On 3 Oct 2014 at 2:29pm Observer wrote:
Dear Angry,
I would like a refund from the Tax Office! I want all that money I spent in Taxes back to educate you, pay your family allowance, or any benefit that you ever received from the Local and National Government.
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On 3 Oct 2014 at 2:31pm Horseman7 wrote:
When I was a teenager, 30 was "old" and 60 was "ancient". Now that I've hit 60 I'm thinking of myself as "late middle aged" and that I'll hit "old" at 75. It's an ever moving goal post. However I define myself, or the Angrys of this world classify me, I do hope not to become a burden to anyone.
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On 3 Oct 2014 at 4:36pm sat on my a**e wrote:
I am 35 years old, I made quite a lot of money and inherited a lot too, I am retired and plan on living for quite a lot longer, what do you do with me?
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On 3 Oct 2014 at 6:01pm Sussex Jim wrote:
Congratulations, Sat on your (ahem) arse.
It sounds like you will not be a burden on society: and if you can afford to go out and enjoy yourself you will no doubt provide jobs and pay excise duty to support the rest of us.
Live long and prosper.
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On 4 Oct 2014 at 3:35pm Angry's target wrote:
I read your comments with tears (of laughter) rolling down my cheeks and landing in my drink as I reclined beside my heated indoor pool.
Yes it's all our fault, including inventing the electronic gadgets to enable you to post your wise comments advising us as to where we went wrong!
Must go, my helicopter is waiting to take me to my private jet to enable me to spend Winter, along with the generous heating allowance, in Spain.
A bit late getting away this year as i wanted to wait for the delivery of my new car. Don't tar us all with the same brush, as some of us do appreciate the truth.........whatever that is!


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