All your life you’ve been tut-tutting (correctly) “politicians never keep their promises.”
Well, why did you believe that one?
Oh, right: because it was about you getting something (that was being paid for by somebody else.)
(Note: if you are a public employee, YOU didn’t “pay into your pension.” The rest of us did.)
You should have saved more of your already decent salaries instead of buying boats and vacation houses and going to casinos, thinking, “One day I’ll collect my pension.”
No one is getting their pension.
The government will claw back or eliminate public sector ones, and confiscate private ones.
In part because we waste billions of dollars “treating” old people in the last few years of their lives — people who are going to die no matter what we do.
And because the retirement age is 65 (and in some cases, 55) instead of what it should be:
75 at the very minimum.
When people start dying earlier, we can lower it again.
BUT WE CAN’T HAVE BOTH.
And “retirement” is a modern phenomenon, an unsustainable fad.
This is (almost) like you yelling, “Where the f*** are my million dollar tulips?!”
You paid into a Ponzi scheme — with (just a reminder if you were a public employee) the entire community’s extorted tax dollars — (one that offered a patently unrealistic, upside down return on investment) and now you’re trying to cash that big check… from Bernie Madoff.
Smart people have been warning about this for years.
Hell, that “idiot” George Bush brought it up.
But you ignored them.