A better idea would be to issue a debit card to Ontario Tories that could only be used to buy a brain, a heart and the nerve to pick on someone other than the poorest and most vulnerable in our society.
Are you angry all around about the top 1% as well as those greedy unions who are always in the news making outrageous demands for increases to wages, improvements to health and safety, and always yapping about rights and dignity … Continue reading →
If Bev Oda hadn’t bought that $16 glass of orange juice in London, England it could have paid a senior their OAS for almost an entire day. If she’d stayed in the cheaper hotel she wouldn’t have needed the limo. Who knows how many days of OAS payouts that would have saved!
France’s new Socialist Party government has made a move to partially lower the retirement age from 62 to 60.
With the new rules, those who started working before age 19 will be able to collect a full pension at age 60. The previous right-wing government raised the retirement age from 60 to 62 in 2010.
While it’s not as good as before, at least it’s a partial victory for older workers.
Meanwhile here in Canada, Harper plans to defacto raise the retirement age from 65 to 67 by delaying people’s eligibility to collect the Old Age Security (OAS) pension and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS).
If you were born after February 1, 1962 it’s two more years at your shitty job. If you were born between April 1, 1958 and January 31, 1962 you’ll be working anywhere from an extra month to an extra twenty three months before you’ll get your OAS pension.
The lesson to be learned from France? Don’t take crap from your government.