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    60 Au pollies will not seek- re election

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    Pasha
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    60 Au pollies will not seek- re election

    Post by Pasha on Mon Aug 17 2015, 07:56

    From a BIL in Australia.

    Cunning ........
    The real reason behind 60 Elected MP’s not seeking re-election!


    Sixty elected members of the federal government have now reported they have made the decision not to run in the upcoming next election!

    It's a very high number compared to previous elections. Some of them tell us that it's for family reasons, others for their desire to serve their fellow citizens in other fields and many other great stories to make us cry for them.

    Besides all the tear jerking that politicians have been giving about retiring here is something else to consider.

    Coming at the end of 2015 a change in the pension for MP's ensures that the age of full retirement for an MP having served at least 6 years, will no longer be 55 years but 65 years. Thus any MP not yet 65 and who wants to benefit from the present pension scheme need only not run in the next election and thus will draw for 10 years longer a government pension of over $100,000/year.

    For an elected MP approaching 55 and who is not running, that means about $1 million that he/she would not receive should he/she run and win again. One should also add the severance premium (between $80,000 and $125,000) upon his/her departure.

    We understand better now all these sudden "family emergencies", appreciate the newfound desire to advance his/her career in a government job or a committee of some sort and have two or three salaries (and possibly two or three pensions).

    Not bad as a justification to not run, ​eh?​




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    Re: 60 Au pollies will not seek- re election

    Post by Indy51 on Mon Aug 17 2015, 08:02

    Australian politics has reached an all-time low, I reckon What a Face

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    Re: 60 Au pollies will not seek- re election

    Post by Pasha on Mon Aug 17 2015, 09:23

    @Indy51 wrote:Australian politics has reached an all-time low, I reckon What a Face


    Israeli politics has reached an all-time low, I reckon . The Romans elected a horse to the senate, we are sending a donkey to represent us at the U.N.
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    Re: 60 Au pollies will not seek- re election

    Post by Eddie on Mon Aug 17 2015, 11:05

    Politicians are pretty much the same the world over, greedy, lying, bastards in the pocket of big multinational corporations. Just look at the UK Labour Party at the moment, fighting like slavering rabid rats to get the leadership, not one of them worth a light in my opinion, not a true leader amongst them. They are supposed to be an opposition party and they fight each other, to get up the greasy pole to the Non Executive Director jobs and on the lobbying payroll of the Banks etc. Most have the morals of drug dealers, but nowhere near the brains. Everywhere we look it's a race to the bottom of the quagmire of greed and self aggrandisement, a very sad state of affairs and far worse is to come.

    Have a nice but not NICE day.


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    Re: 60 Au pollies will not seek- re election

    Post by chris c on Mon Aug 17 2015, 18:00

    @Indy51 wrote:Australian politics has reached an all-time low, I reckon What a Face

    What do you expect with Abbott and Costello in charge?

    Even Les Patterson would do a better job.

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