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State Pension Will Increase Every Year, Pledges David Cameron

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Phew! It's always so refreshing when politicians put aside pure voter-pandering and really commit themselves to helping the country as a whole...

State pension will increase every year, pledges David Cameron

The prime minister has vowed to guarantee annual increases in the state pension until 2020, and marked them out as the only welfare spending to be exempt from the forthcoming cap if the Conservatives win the next election.

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Phew! It's always so refreshing when politicians put aside pure voter-pandering and really commit themselves to helping the country as a whole...

State pension will increase every year, pledges David Cameron

Cheer up. In 20 years time (if your generation can be bothered to vote by then) you will get your H2B deposits and student loans written off

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Phew! It's always so refreshing when politicians put aside pure voter-pandering and really commit themselves to helping the country as a whole...

State pension will increase every year, pledges David Cameron

I laughed when I saw that story on BBC News this morning.

A vain attempt to placate the retired who are being robbed through artificially low interest rates, Funding-for-Lending, Help-to-Buy and the general government policy of taking from the prudent to bail out the feckless.

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Cheer up. In 20 years time (if your generation can be bothered to vote by then) you will get your H2B deposits and student loans written off

?

I'm 50.

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David Cameron's pledge aims to reassure older voters that their payouts will continue to rise in line with inflation despite a squeeze on other benefits such as winter fuel payments, TV licences, and free bus passes and prescriptions.

Translation: the triple-lock is dead and I'm going to cut the freebies

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You are correct on the second point. The triple lock will stay though albeit for fewer years.

Sounds like the plan is to abolish the triple lock after the next general election and replace it with CPI-targeting only.

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Paid for by ever increasing retirement age. 65 is the new 45 donchaknow

Actually don't see this as bad for the young, because by the time they retire hopefully the Tories and their clapped out 19th century economic dogma will have been thrown on the scrap heap, and replaced with something that works for all (not just 1%) especially with massive automation, intelligent machines and nanobots.

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Although technically a BB, as an associate member of Gen X you should probably get a student loan and buy a house with a taxpayer funded deposit then.

:lol:

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Sounds like the plan is to abolish the triple lock after the next general election and replace it with CPI-targeting only.

No government will want to face the headlines that went with a pension increases that was measured in pence not pounds. Whilst pensioners form such a large% of the population it won't happen. Instead pension savings will be achieved through stealth as in raising the age of entitlement.

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He should be saying we are going to freeze the state pension then start to lower the age down to 60.

A smaller state pension but earlier start date would be far better.Instead they bribe people already getting it by pushing the age to get it more and more away for people not getting it.

Ridiculous policy.

There is going to be a massive problem down the line as people get to 65+ and simply cant work any longer,but no pension.

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Cheer up. In 20 years time (if your generation can be bothered to vote by then) you will get your H2B deposits and student loans written off

Only in lieu of a pension!!

They will be unaffordable and have been abolished by then!!

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There is going to be a massive problem down the line as people get to 65+ and simply cant work any longer,but no pension.

That is not a problem for the Tories as they will simply label these people as scroungers.

"Yes we replaced your job with automation/nanobots/outsourcing/insourcing/obselescence but you are still a feckless looser and drain on society - go and do some shopping'

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He should be saying we are going to freeze the state pension then start to lower the age down to 60.

A smaller state pension but earlier start date would be far better.Instead they bribe people already getting it by pushing the age to get it more and more away for people not getting it.

Ridiculous policy.

There is going to be a massive problem down the line as people get to 65+ and simply cant work any longer,but no pension.

Why would it be better to give people a pension that they can't live on before the vast majority of them need it?

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No government will want to face the headlines that went with a pension increases that was measured in pence not pounds. Whilst pensioners form such a large% of the population it won't happen. Instead pension savings will be achieved through stealth as in raising the age of entitlement.

I think if pensioners now started squealing about only getting inflation-linked increases when workers have had less than that for most of a decade there would be a very different public opinion response to when Brown handed over an extra 75p in 1999 in the middle of a boom. Times and attitudes have changed.

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I smell the sound of bribery! :blink:

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I think if pensioners now started squealing about only getting inflation-linked increases when workers have had less than that for most of a decade there would be a very different public opinion response to when Brown handed over an extra 75p in 1999 in the middle of a boom. Times and attitudes have changed.

Indeed

This doesn't stop me having moderate right wing opinions, however Cameron is asking me to nakedly vote against my own informed self interests, which I won't

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I think if pensioners now started squealing about only getting inflation-linked increases when workers have had less than that for most of a decade there would be a very different public opinion response to when Brown handed over an extra 75p in 1999 in the middle of a boom. Times and attitudes have changed.

I wouldn't count on it. Pensioners are a bit like the green belt. Totally sacred in the mind of most voters.

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I wouldn't count on it. Pensioners are a bit like the green belt. Totally sacred in the mind of most voters.

I'm not so sure that has ever been consistently the case

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I wouldn't count on it. Pensioners are a bit like the green belt. Totally sacred in the mind of most voters.

When most people now don't expect to get one? I wonder...

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Cheer up. In 20 years time (if your generation can be bothered to vote by then) you will get your H2B deposits and student loans written off

Only you could think that an acceptable solution.

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