“Mark Bahnisch thinks that Tony Abbott’s proposal to raise the pension age to 70 is ‘authoritarian’. Somehow getting money from the government when you want it has something to do with ‘individual choice’. Perhaps the Libs should hire Mark to advise them on how to return to their classical liberal roots. LOL
Funnily, Mark didn’t speak up about the authoritarian nature of raising the pension age when Labor did it.”
This is the way to go of course. I always say that starting TODAY we ought raise the pension age one day every two days.
If there is to be some sort of reconciliation compensation deal it ought to be at this end of the spectrum. Not some deal which abuses the idea of individual autonomy in property rights.
But here you see there is still no excuse to leave our oldest or sickest people in SQUALOR while EVEN ONE unnecessary government bureaucracy exists.
We can make it up to the taxeaters we sack. We can sack them all and just leave them with a tax-exemption voucher and a half-empty bottle of bourbon. And if this one day is seen to be unjust we yet have time to make it up to them.
But our old guys that we have left in squalor!!!!!!!!!!!!!
They could die at any moment!!!!!
Some of them our diggers. Our soliders. Or their faithful wives!!!!!
There is no time to make our peace with these people. To clear the slate. To make good with them. They could die at any moment and we have lost the opportunity to make good any wrongs and let them have the good times in their dotage untroubled by material want.
We need to sack tens of thousands of taxeaters right away and rescind their redundancies in favour of tax exemptions. And this we need to do and if we get it wrong in justice we can make it up to them.
But we are running out of time to make it up to our old guys and our diggers. And we must not let their last days on this earth be spent in squalor or financial fear.
28 Jul 09 at 6:12 pm