Posted: 27/06/2016 at 10:39
Doghouse Riley, tell me about it, when I retired finally I was already in a fracas with the Tax Office over calling my Pension unearned income, writing erudite letters to them explaining I had worked for every half penny of it. The trouble was English as she is spoke had not been part of their curriculum. you are already getting pensions that incur tax this is extra money that can only be explained as unearned??? My next letter contained some really old English words which they would at least know the meaning of as you heard it every day as they came home from school smoking their lives away. They then set a rate which I did pay being the good citizen I am and at the next accounting was told I had paid too much, did they send me a cheque? No, they altered my code, next year it turned out I owed them money and so it went on for five years until feeling somewhat abused I went over the local office heads and guess what? they sent me a check corrected my code and so it has been ad infinitum, my eye's water every year when I get the tax return.
The youngsters think all old people live off the state and they have to work to keep them, that is far from true having never had one Government hand out myself I know few who have, most live on pensions they had to work for, insurances (something that appears to have died out) though we took them as normal a way to ease things for the children when we took off to the big parade ground in the sky, they also think we cause all the car accidents by obeying the traffic rules stopping them doing their Lewis Hamilton impersonations. I am ranting? Rant over.
What now I ask what will rise from the Witches cauldron of politics now? we will see, one certainty we will definitely pay.