60 Politicians To Jump Ship For The Money

PoliticianSixty elected members of the federal parliament have now reported they have made the decision not to run in the upcoming next election!

It’s a very high number compared to previous elections. Some of them tell us that it’s for family reasons, others for their desire to serve their fellow citizens in other fields and many other great stories to make us cry for them.

Besides all the tear jerking that politicians have been giving about retiring here is something else to consider.

Coming at the end of 2015 a change in the pension for MP’s ensures that the age of full retirement for an MP having served at least 6 years, will no longer be 55 years but 65 years. Thus any MP not yet 65 and who wants to benefit from the present pension scheme need only not run in the next election and thus will draw for 10 years longer a government pension of over $100,000/year.

Now under THEIR rules we the people born after 1955 have to work until we are nearly 68 and a sliding scale prevails thereafter.

These elected persons are well accounted for rorting the system something they excel at while turning their hand to penalising pensioners, invalids, veterans, etc, by reducing payments as a show of accountability.

Insider information politicians have should be treated as inside trading with financial institutions bringing them also to account.

For an elected MP approaching 55 and who is not running, that means about $1 MILLION that he/she would not receive should he/she run and win again. One should also add the severance premium (between $80,000 and $125,000) upon his/her departure.

We understand better now all these sudden “family emergencies”, appreciate the newfound desire to advance his/her career in a government job or a committee of some sort and have two or three salaries (and possibly two or three pensions).

Are you still very happy with your choice of member you voted into office that is deserting you for money?

Half Mast Flag for Dead Terrorist King is Bullshit

abbott 1We are expected to kowtow on the death of the absolute monarch/dictator of one of the most repressive regimes on the planet. A nation that ethically and morally has yet to come out of the stone age. A nation that finances most of the world’s Islamic terrorism. You’ve got to be joking, this is political correctness gone absolutely mad. Diplomacy be buggered. Did we fly the flag on the death of Hitler or Polt Pot?

What sort of galahs are we paying in the Prime Minister & Cabinet Office? Have they forgotten Sydney and Paris so quickly?

John Goold.

 

 

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