Quote: Originally Posted by TenPenny
People are always happy to volunteer other people to make sacrifices, as long as they themselves don't have to.
I'm remembering the huge raises, (without having to answer to anyone) that the politicians have given
'themselves', since I was a child, it is so obvious, and yet you and many others are bitter because
I receive and old age pension, which I cannot give back one cent.
If I had known that I would never have received this pension I would have planned my retirement in a
different way, but if it was taken away now, I would be without anything. I do not
receive any canada pension, as I was a stay at home mom.
How could you ever compare what I receive to the politician who take our money out of the budget
anytime they want to, and give themselves raises of any amount they want, and no one can do anything
And yet, the teachers are condemned because they are asking for a raise, they have to beg to the government,
can't give themselves anything, and probably will be given almost nothing.
The politicians treat them as if they are greedy, and as soon as no one is paying any attention, they
will stuff their bank accounts again, without asking us, or anyone else, and to hell with the homeless, or
anyone else who is going without.
No jlm, I will not give back 10%, I need all that I receive to make ends meet.
correction: I receive 1/2 of my husbands canada pension amount, that is a choice
given when one is applying, so we agreed to split it 50-50, and it has to stay
that way, can't change it, so if he passes on, I will continue to receive that
amount, but if I pass on he doesn't get his 1/2 back.
Last edited by talloola; Mar 9th, 2012 at 02:01 PM..