State OAP Age Set To Be The Highest In The World!

Mickeymac

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There was a fella on Pat Kenny a few months back, some kind of specialist in matters relating to the brain, and he was saying that, contrary to what most of use believe, a long and comfortable retirement is the friend of degenerative brain disease.

Just sayin'....!


The folly of Jimmy never ceases to amaze me.:lol:
 


aldiper

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There was a fella on Pat Kenny a few months back, some kind of specialist in matters relating to the brain, and he was saying that, contrary to what most of use believe, a long and comfortable retirement is the friend of degenerative brain disease.

Just sayin'....!
It's an interesting one. For sure, forced retirement can be a personal and financial disaster for some people – reduced income, reduced social contact leading to isolation and depression etc. The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

I wouldn't force anyone to retire at a pre-determined age myself. Fine, if you can't do the job, then you're out, regardless of your age, but forcing someone to leave because they reach an age of X, seems wrong to me.
 

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It's an interesting one. For sure, forced retirement can be a personal and financial disaster for some people – reduced income, reduced social contact leading to isolation and depression etc. The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

I wouldn't force anyone to retire at a pre-determined age myself. Fine, if you can't do the job, then you're out, regardless of your age, but forcing someone to leave because they reach an age of X, seems wrong to me.
The actuarial statistics for men who retire in the 60's via a complete full time work to fully retired status are horrifying. most pensions only have to pay out for a few years.
 

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Pizza Man, again, please view things in its wider context. The poster makes a valid point since the government have a sum of money which they are obliged (I think) to spend ethically and in a lean manner.
So to start changing the OAP so significantly whilst providing above average pensions to your employees, the government in my view make a ethical error. They first should bring their own pension arrangements to a more appropriate level. They refuse to do so and thus start things like property tax and changing OAP.
You somehow agree with this but many dont.
And there is your problem, when it comes to money, ethics goes out the window, especially when it has no negative impact on them.

It is unethical to make changes like these when they don't apply the same changes to themselves and the rest of the workforce.

Ethical spending my ar5e, just take a look at the medical card system ffs, then you'll see the governments approach to ethical spending
 

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And there is your problem, when it comes to money, ethics goes out the window, especially when it has no negative impact on them.

It is unethical to make changes like these when they don't apply the same changes to themselves and the rest of the workforce.

Ethical spending my ar5e, just take a look at the medical card system ffs, then you'll see the governments approach to ethical spending
Don't even have to look that far.

Look at the debt write down provided by a PAYE taxpayer bailed out bank, to a media oligopoly which cannot make money, and which is owned by three tax non domiciles.
 

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Look at the debt write down provided by a PAYE taxpayer bailed out bank, to a media oligopoly which cannot make money, and which is owned by three tax non domiciles.
Did self-employed taxpayers not contribute to the bank's bailout as well?
 


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