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:
Scrap political pensions.
Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan, just as most other working Australians are expected to do.
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.
Terminated politicians over 70 can negotiate with Centrelink like the rest of the Australian people.
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.
Politicians will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Politicians pay will rise by the lower of, either the CPI or 3%.
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.
Politicians must equally abide by all laws they impose on the Australian people.
All contracts with past and present Politicians men/women are void effective 31/12/16.