Political Bullshit In Australia
I hate political bullshit! I think its absolute bullshit that there is one rule for politicians and another one for the rest of Australia. What really pisses me off is that Aussies, as a rule, just sit back like a flock of timid sheep while these politicians line their pockets with money along with a whole lot of fringe benefits.
Why bring all this up now while I’ve kept so quiet for so long? It’s because of this email that I just received. The author is supposed to be Dr. Dale Kerwin of the School of Educat, MT Gravatt Campus, Griffith University.
Here is the email in it’s entirety….
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. They 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 to do likewise. In three days, most people 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 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.
Terminated politicians under 70 can go get a job or apply for Centrelink unemployment benefits like 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.
The Australian people did not agree to provide perks to Politicians, that burden was thrust upon them.
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!
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What really pisses me off is that bullshit politicians can collect a pension as soon as they retire, while we have to wait until we’re 70!
Not only that, our pension is means tested so if we’ve managed to save enough money our pension is denied us even though we’ve contributed to their pension by paying tax all our lives!
What’s more is that those bullshit politicians can continue to work, earning 6 figures, while they collect their pension.
This article even shows how a politician’s, who has passed away, pension is being paid to his family?
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