15th April, 2014
Isherwood: Bank gambling is unsustainable, not pensions
Citizens Electoral Council leader Craig Isherwood today accused Treasurer Joe Hockey of scheming to balance the budget on the bodies of Australia’s pensioners.
“According to Hockey, pensioners who are living longer are blowing out the budget, so his solution is to stop them from living too long,” Isherwood said.
Isherwood charged that the three major changes to the pension that Hockey is considering are all fraudulent:
Raising the pension age to 70—Isherwood pointed out that manual labourers have a lower life expectancy than professionals; also, with real unemployment already very high, and Australia’s industrial economy collapsing, “Where will the jobs come from?” he asked.
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