The cost of OAP's to the economy

Strip OAPs of free bus passes and winter fuel allowance to save £3bn a year, says leading think tank

My first though on reading this was we should strip the country of idiot think tanks like this one
Pensioners should be stripped of winter fuel allowance and free bus travel because it costs too much, a leading think tank has claimed.
The Social Market Foundation (SMF) claims that the £1billion annual cost of OAP bus travel and £2billion cost of the winter fuel allowance does nothing to improve the economy and should be cut by the government as it tries to slash spending.
I'll not bother commenting on the winter fuel allowance apart from this: If the government scrapped all it's green nonsense that the energy companies pass onto the consumer, maybe all our fuel bills would be a lot lower. As to all pensioners getting the allowance, my dad gets it and doesn't need it. For other people,
the payments 'mean the difference between life and death'.
May be it shouldn't be given to everyone? I am strongly against everyone receiving handouts for their children, regardless of their income, but having children is a lifestyle choice, keeping warm in winter isn't.

Anyway, enough about that, the point of this post was to complain about this:
Axing free bus travel for the over 60s would save the Government £1billion a year, think tank Social Market Foundation has claimed
Save the government? Where do these idiots think that £1 billion pounds came from in the first place? Pensioners have paid multi billions in taxes throughout their working lives. A free buss pass at the end of it is only a tiny little something to get back.
SMF argues that OAP travel passes - which cost an estimated £1 billion a year - was a low-priority and does nothing to improve the economy.
Well you tight bastards! Does it matter if it has a benefit to the economy? Does it f&%! It has a benefit to the pensioners who use them. They have bloody well paid for the privilege too, having worked about forty to fifty years to get them. A lot of them probably don't have many years left to enjoy them either, and you would take that away from them for a short term saving that the government would probably piss up the wall anyway?

Look how these morons think though:
The SMF also urged for savers to be stopped from keeping any more than £15,000 in tax free ISA accounts to save £1billion
That isn't a saving! That's a tax increase! You don't have to be a bloody think tank to propose a tax increase.

People have tax taken from them by force and in many varied ways all through their adult life. Most of it gets given to the feckless, the foreign or the powerful.

Who could begrudge a free buss pass as small compensation for everything taken and given through a life as a wage slave?

Sometimes I just want to hit people.

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