Pensions off limits

Just when so many of us can see the finish line, Steven Harper wants to move it

I was disgusted to read that the federal government is considering raising the pension age from 65 to 67.

Just when so many of us can see the finish line, Steven Harper wants to move it. I am sure we all understand that pension plans are simply a legalized version of a ponzi scheme, and in order for them to work you need to have more new people paying in than that which are taking out.

Failing that, money must be added from outside sources. Sadly, the government, and I mean all governments since confederation, are incompetent at managing money. Simply put, they need to stop spending more than we give them.

Somewhere over the years they have become confused and feel that we work for them, when in reality it is the other way around. Think of them as employees and you are the employer. If you owned a company and had this many incompetent employees, wouldn’t you fire them?

I am sure there are ways to save money in other areas, such as abolish the senate, abolish the gun registry, have bureaucrats use commercial airlines instead of private, stop giving foreign aid to Third World countries where the aid doesn’t reach the people but instead lines the pockets of corrupt politicians, and the list goes on and on. Politicians of all levels and all parties need to hear the real government of Canada, the people, say enough is enough.

Jim Murray

 

Summerland