MP is out of touch with plight of pensioners

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Yay! Way to go Nick! We oldies have had it too good for too long haven’t we? We are non-productive aren’t we, so, who cares if we freeze, or die from hypothermia? Who cares if we can’t afford to pay the gas bill, electric bill or VAT?

If the elderly can’t afford the sometimes 10 or 20 prescription items they need to stay alive or pain-free, who cares, they’ve lived too long already - let ‘em suffer or die, we’ll save on pension payments as well!

While we’re about it, why don’t we include all those badly maimed soldiers from Afghanistan? They’re on pensions, they are non-productive and need a lot of prescription drugs to combat the pain from their injuries - save even more eh! Alternatively you could give them all a tray of matches to sell and tax the sales at basic rate - why not? It worked in 1918! Again a Liberal/Conservative coalition!

Think of it Nick, think of all the money you’d generate. Money from our prescription charges, bus pass savings, taxing or abolishing winter fuel payments, more money for the BBC (they could pay higher salaries) plus savings by not having to pay pensions to those of us who die prematurely!

Wow Nick! Think of what the Chancellor could do with all that extra cash eh. Solve the youth unemployment crisis at a stroke. Get ‘em all into apprenticeships in one of the new growth industries like embalming perhaps, or coffin making, grave digging or hearse driving. Could show this government is all heart and market it as “Services to the Elderly”.

Think of it Nick, full youth employment! Think of all the tax and National Insurance revenues that would bring in. Gosh, the Chancellor would be able to cut the top rate of tax again. I’m sure Lord Sugar and company would be happy to lose their free bus pass under those condtions eh.

Absolutely brilliant! Next party leader eh Nick - name up there in lights.

You may have had a university education Nick, but you know what annoys me the most? The utter contempt you show for us, the ordinary people. You think we are such fools that we don’t see through your childish ploy of stopping these benefits for the super rich. It’s not the rich you’ve got in your sights. They won’t miss a couple of hundred pounds winter allowance. No Nick, it’s US you’re after. Use the rich as a ploy to get your ideas through Parliament and then pitch the qualifying threshold so low that hardly anyone will qualify - seen it all before Nick!

C. ABRAHAM

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