Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16Wk-50_1912


Odd Ball

Week 50, 2016


For 55 years Warrnambool was out go to city of supplies,

supermarkets, doctors, dentists etc.

A round trip of over 100 kilometres.

These days I rarely get back unless visiting an auntie.

This day was for the funeral of another auntie..both Dad’s sisters.

dsc_0171I will be first to say this is not a good photo.

Too many distractions and it is not even the main street

which is one block to the right.

However, this road does lead directly to that gorgeous

blue water on the horizon and by now

thousands of tourists will have pitched their tent

or parked their caravan,

among the Norfolk Pines,

for a few weeks holiday.

On the green sign is an arrow pointing to Port Fairy,

one of Victoria’s earliest settlements.

Again a huge tourist destination this time of the year.


Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-50








MGW received this either via email or Facebook during the week.

I thought this a good forum in which to pass it on.

As a self-funded retiree, I’m frustrated with Canberra’s continuous fiddle with Superannuation contributions and rule changes

Plus the measure to Re-balance the Pension Assets Test to be implemented on 1 January 2017.

So here’s fair warning to all politicians of any persuasion.  This group of aged voters may be about to make the greatest impact on any Federal election in history.  Ignoring them may be the start of a changed political environment in this country.

Change the Entitlements

I absolutely agree, if a pension isn’t an entitlement, neither is theirs.  Politicians keep telling us that paying us an aged pension isn’t sustainable.

Paying politicians all the perks they get is even less sustainable!  The politicians themselves, in Canberra, brought it up, that the Age of Entitlements is over:

The author is asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list.

In turn ask each of those twenty to do likewise. Within three days, most voters in Australia will have this message.

This is one idea that really should be passed around because the rot has to stop somewhere.

Proposals to make politicians shoulder their share of the weight, now that the out politicians espouse that The Age of Entitlement is over:

  1. Scrap political pensions.

  2. Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan, just as most other working Australians are expected to do.

  3. Retired politicians (past, present & future) participate in Centrelink.

A Politician collects a substantial salary while in office but should receive no salary when they’re out of office.

1. Terminated politicians under 70 can get a job or apply for Centrelink unemployment benefits like the rest of ordinary Australians.

  1. Terminated politicians over 70 can negotiate with Centrelink like the rest of the Australian people.

  2. Funds already allocated to the Politicians’ retirement fund be returned immediately to Consolidated Revenue.

This money is to be used to pay down debt they created which they expect us and our grandchildren to repay for them.

  1. Politicians will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.  Politicians pay will rise by the lower of, either the CPI or 3%.

  2. Politicians lose their privileged health care system and participate in the same health care system as ordinary Australian people.

i.e. Politicians either pay for private cover from their own funds or accept ordinary Medicare.

  1. Politicians must equally abide by all laws they impose on the Australian people.

  2. All contracts with past and present Politicians men/women are void effective 31/12/16.

The Australian people did not agree to provide perks for Politicians!  That burden was thrust upon Australian citizens.

Politicians devised all these contracts to benefit themselves.

Serving in Parliament is an honour not a career.

The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so our politicians should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.

If each person contacts a minimum of twenty people, then it will only take three or so days for most Australians to receive the message.

Don’t you think it’s time?

Please do this if you can. Australia needs our help.

THIS IS HOW YOU FIX Parliament and help bring fairness back into this country!

If you agree with the above, pass it on.