Government’s proposed pension changes not fair

It is shameful in this country to see pensioners work just to pay for their rent or to even afford living from day to day.

We the citizens should all speak up against OAS pension reform.

They say Canadians never show their anger. Let’s prove them wrong. Write a letter, tweet, email and phone. Do what you have to, wake these leaders up and tell them what you think!

To our prime minister: Maybe we should definitely look at our prime minister’s and MP’s pensions. Maybe they should only receive their pensions after they are 65 like us, the rest of the Canadians. And just maybe they would not even consider changing the age! I believe the fat should be trimmed at the top before even considering looking at a regular OAS pensions.

As it is right now, an everyday pensioner counts on receiving his or her old age pension at 65. Some people cannot afford retiring at this age as it is. It is shameful in this country to see pensioners work just to pay for their rent or to even afford living from day to day.

I also heard on the news that some of our MPs love to travel to take part in watching hockey games or take extra trips to go on holidays on our dime. In this day and age with the tightening of the belt are you kidding! Why are they (our MPs) excluded from all these cuts? Who is paying whose wages? We the voters elect these people with not too much choice because if you have money you can become an elected official. The father can pass it to the son and we are stuck with such elected official.

We Canadians pay our taxes and pay the wages of our elected officials. And they in return control all expenditures like pensions and all other benefits we receive which is not very much. Every chance our elected officials get they slash the average person’s benefits without even considering that the average person is the one that has voted for them to be in that position. This average person is the one that has voted for them and this average person is paying for their wages with their hard earned $10 an hour job. A government takes over because of our poor voting and does whatever they want.

Are we going to stand by and let our elected officials keep doing this? Speak out!

Angele Pomerleau

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