[Marxism] Pensioners in poverty - Australia is the second worst in the OECD

John Passant en.passant at bigpond.com
Thu Dec 3 04:16:38 MST 2015


Pensioners in poverty - Australia is the second worst in the OECD

More than one third of Australian pensioners live in poverty. The OECD 
average is 12 percent of pensioners in poverty. Of OECD countries only 
South Korea is worse. than Australia Let that sink in. Slovakia, Greece, 
Poland, Estonia, Slovenia and Turkey, for example, all treat their 
pensioners much better than the Australian government does. Instead of 
Australian Productivity Commission suggestions that pensioners reverse 
mortgage their homes or downsize, maybe we should tax the rich and 
abolish their superannuation and other tax concessions to pay for an 
increase in pensions in Australia to take all pensioners out of poverty.

http://enpassant.com.au/2015/12/03/pensioners-in-poverty-australia-the-second-worst-oecd-country/




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