Old 13th Jul 2015, 03:07
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Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: On the Bay, Vic, Oz
Age: 76
Posts: 415
Of that welfare bill, 29% of it given to senior citizens, with another 13% going out the door as Family Tax Benefits.

Only 7% of welfare actually goes to the sick/unemployed.

Disturbing indeed!
I would suggest that the vast bulk of the senior citizens receiving "welfare" paid income tax all their lives, and successive govts have failed to put any aside to fund their pensions. There has always been this stupid expectation in govt that future revenue will pay future outgoings, and when future revenue declines the brown stuff hits the fan. But don't blame those who invariably did the right thing all their lives.

For many who were working before superannuation became the norm -
Age pensions are not welfare.

It's not new. Want an example from todays Australian:

And when they are due their pensions, what then ?

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