Cease the entitlements for Politicians
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the Pension Assets Test to be
implemented on 1 January 2017.
So here's fair warning to all politicians of any persuasion, this
group of aged voters may be about to make the greatest impact on any Federal
election in history, ignoring them may be the start of a changed political
environment in this country.
Change the Entitlements
I absolutely agree, if a pension isn't an entitlement, neither is
theirs. They keep telling us that paying us an aged pension isn't
Paying politicians all the perks they get is even less sustainable!
The politicians themselves, in Canberra, brought it up, that the Age of
Entitlements is over
Proposals to make politicians shoulder their share of the weight now
that the Age of Entitlement is over:
1. Scrap political pensions.
Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan, just as most
other working Australians are expected to do.
2. Retired politicians (past, present & future) participate in
A Politician collects a substantial salary while in office but
should receive no salary when they're out of office.
Terminated politicians under 70 can go get a job or apply for
Centrelink unemployment benefits like ordinary Australians.
Terminated politicians under 70 can negotiate with Centrelink like
the rest of the Australian people.
3. Funds already allocated to the Politicians' retirement fund be
returned immediately to Consolidated Revenue.
This money is to be used to pay down debt they created which they
expect us and our grandchildren to repay for them.
4. Politicians will no longer vote themselves a pay raise.
Politicians pay will rise by the lower of, either the CPI or 3%.
5. Politicians lose their privileged health care system and
participate in the same health care system as ordinary Australian people.
i.e. Politicians either pay for private cover from their own funds
or accept ordinary Medicare.
6. Politicians must equally abide by all laws they impose on the
7. All contracts with past and present Politicians men/women are
void effective 31/12/16.
The Australian people did not agree to provide perks to Politicians,
that burden was thrust upon them.
Politicians devised all these contracts to benefit themselves.
Serving in Parliament is an honour not a career.
The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so our
politicians should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
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