(A RE-WRITTEN FORWARDED EMAIL FROM THE U.K.)
I paid good money for my Pension and other benefits. Just because the Government borrowed that money does not make my benefits some kind of charity or hand-out. Gold plated MP pensions, and Civil Service Government benefits also known as ‘health care’, 67 paid holidays, 20 weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days: now that is welfare. And they have the nerve to call me a ‘greedy pensioner’ and my retirement an ‘entitlement! What is wrong with all the people who run this country? Wake up Britain!
We’re ‘broke’ and can’t help our own pensioners, orphans and homeless etcetera; but spend billions of pounds on G2 events! In the last few months we have provided aid to India, Greece andTurkey. And now Afghanistan and Pakistan – the home of bin Laden. Literally, billions of pounds.
Our retirees, living on a ‘fixed income’ receive no aid, nor do they get any breaks – while our government and religious organisations pour hundreds of billions and tonnes of food into foreign countries.
They call Old Age Security and Healthcare an ‘entitlement’ even though most of us have paid for it all our working lives. And now – when it is time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans. This is Great Britain: a place where we have homeless without shelter; children going to bed hungry; and hospitals being closed.
Britain’s average income families cannot afford dental care. The elderly go without needed medication and have to travel hundreds of miles for necessary medical care with no reimbursement of cost, have vehicles we cannot afford the fuel for. There is a lack of affordable housing. The mentally ill go without treatment.
Yet! There is a ‘benefit’ for the people of foreign countries with ships and planes lining up for food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies to transport overseas.
Imagine if the Government gave ‘us’ the same support that it gives to other countries! Sad – isn’t it?
A pension is not an ‘entitlement’ – that’s a handout. We worked for our pensions: and we worked secure in the knowledge that we were providing for our old age with our own money. Then the government stole it – simple as that.
So tell us Frank, does it make you feel proud that yours is not the only government stealing from Pensioners ??