Doc_N wrote: »
Your reference to the PM's salary rather proves the point that if public service posts aren't properly funded you end up with incompetents - look at the last two Prime Ministers, for example, and look at the front-runner for the replacement. All total incompetents.
martinbuckley wrote: »
Since the financial crash in 2008, pretty much every demograph has suffered a real-terms cut in their income, except the OAPs, who have continued to enjoy triple locked pensions, free travel, free TV licences, free this, free that etc. Someone's got to fund all this, and its now got to the point where the working population simply cannot pay any more to fund the freebies for the oldies.
Remember - we're all in it together....
SPOWER wrote: »
Good. They shouldn't be getting free TV licence anyway. The state looks after them enough. I have yet to meet a poor pensioner. And before any you lot start your rubbish, I worked at International Pension Centre. I know about pensioners.
The bigger issue is how the BBC is funded. I hope this is the first step towards the TVL system, like that discount needs scrapped.
Doc_N wrote: »
Theresa May's promise in 2017 to maintain funding for pensioner benefits, including bus passes, prescriptions and TV licenses, until the end of the present Parliament
jamestay1 wrote: »
You thick ? These pensioners have been working since their mid teens, worked hard for 50 years ! They deserve free travel and tv etc . Those who haven’t done any work should be forced to pay for travel and tv etc !
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