Discussion in 'THE MUSKET ROOM' started by Hedgehog, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog FGM Lieutenant General REGISTERED USER

    Nov 11, 2009
    Leighton Buzzard England
    The only way things will change is when this kind of emailtranslates into voting results at the polls.
    As of NOW -- PENSIONERS out number ANY OTHER type of voter evenby race - religion - or age --- WHEN ARE PENSIONERS gonna wake up and understand WE have the power to shape legislation? All WE need is the willpower to do so--
    ‘Entitlement’ my arse, I paid good money for my State Pension and other benefits!!!! Just because they borrowed that money, doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout!!
    Gold plated MP pensions and Civil Service Government benefits, aka free healthcare, outrageous retirement packages, 67 paid holidays, 20 weeks paid vacation, unlimited paid sick days, now that's welfare, and they have the nerve to call me a 'greedy pensioner' and my retirement, an ‘entitlement’ !!!!!!
    What the HELL's wrong with us???
    Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with
    all the people that run this country!!!!!!
    We're "broke" & can't help our own Pensioners,
    Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,???????????
    but spent 1.2 billions of £££'s for G-20 events!
    In the last few months we have provided aid to India, Greece and Turkey. And now Afghanistan, Pakistan ...... home of Bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of POUNDS!!!
    Our retirees living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid
    nor do they get any breaks while our Government and religious organisations pour Hundreds of Billions of ££££££'s and tons of food into foreign countries!
    They call Old Age 'security' and Healthcare 'an entitlement' even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when it’s time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow it in the first place?
    We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.
    GREAT BRITAIN: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, hospitals being closed, average income families who can't afford dental care, elderly going without 'needed' med's and having to travel 100's of miles for medical care with no reimbursement of cost, vehicles we can't afford fuel for, lack of affordable housing, and mentally ill without treatment - etc., etc., etc.
    YET.....They have a 'benefit' for the people of foreign countries ... ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents, clothes, bedding, doctors, and medical supplies.
    Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries
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  2. I hear you Ted but you Brits have been helping the biggest welfare bums of all time, for years now and don't realize it.

  3. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog FGM Lieutenant General REGISTERED USER

    Nov 11, 2009
    Leighton Buzzard England
    The Royal Family are a great Asset to us mate, they Have money in there own rights, plus they bring into the country Millions of Pounds, I would say our Royals and Pageantry are the finest in the World ........I know you are Jealous of us.......LOL.....:).......come on admit it.....:)
  4. LOL Ted I understand your misunderstanding of what makes a welfare person. It is a person who does not work and gets money from the State. They fit that bill 100%. If you got rid of them people would still come and view their buildings as tourist, bring money to your country and you would not have to pay them for hanging around costing millions per year.
  5. Facman

    Facman FGM Major Staff Member

    May 26, 2009
    Northern California
    If the rumors be true, the House of Windsor does not lack for money/income.

    Pensioners here in the US are under the fiscal gun as well. Social Security is considered an 'entitlement' by the Republican Party, even though we have paid into it for our entire working life. As in Britain, the politicians dipped their greedy fingers into the reserves built up over the years, now due to their handling of the economy, they are looking to help balance the books on our backs. Had they left the reserve alone, or paid back the IOUs for their thievery, Social Security would remain solvent until 2037 at the earliest. The worst part of this fiasco to me, is that we can never make the politicians pay for their crime. But you can bet your bottom dollar, the Republicans will be calling on us pensioners to cough up more. All the while, doing their best to get the 'well to do' to pay less in taxes. So much for our social contract.

    link to an interesting article...http://ppjg.me/2010/07/16/social-security-money-stolen-by-government

    Disclaimer: I recognize that not all Republicans feel as described above, therefore my statement is not a blanket statement encompassing all Republicans, so you need only wear the shoe if it fits.

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