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13 minutes ago, Gizo said:

Surely, why should they in the first place? 

 

13 minutes ago, Gizo said:

Surely, why should they in the first place? 

So having worked in most cases well in excess of 40 years, you’d begrudge a bus pass. Look at it from a different angle. More oldies on buses, less driving round in cars...

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In general, all those aged over 45 have lived lives where they expect their debt to be picked up by the generations after them. UK debt, govt pension liabilities etc.

Worse still, they have artificially raised the cost of living by a factor of many times, for anyone under 45.

Housing and other ladders have been well and truly pulled up. This is the age of selfishness.

Little wonder socialism is on the rise with the young.

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4 hours ago, Albert Tatlock said:

In general, all those aged over 45 have lived lives where they expect their debt to be picked up by the generations after them. UK debt, govt pension liabilities etc.

Worse still, they have artificially raised the cost of living by a factor of many times, for anyone under 45.

Housing and other ladders have been well and truly pulled up. This is the age of selfishness.

Little wonder socialism is on the rise with the young.

I have just renewed my TV licence at the concessionary rate of £7.50 a year.. I have not actually got a TV but I know a bargain when I see one!

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Do OAPs get a free ride? Well I do! And how! I make sure I take at least four bus rides a day.

Now some people are train spotters. Some are twitchers. Some write down the registration numbers of aircraft. Me, I stand behind people getting on the bus but only when I can see they are too young for a bus pass.

I like to stand behind them and watch as they pay £5.75p and £3.50p and £4.80p for a ride that I am about to get free...I do this four times a day!

So when I am in the queue and say "After you"...I am not being polite or generous...I want to look over your shoulder and gloat at the price of your ticket...It is one of the few pleasures in life we OAPs have...

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13 hours ago, Albert Tatlock said:

In general, all those aged over 45 have lived lives where they expect their debt to be picked up by the generations after them. UK debt, govt pension liabilities etc.

Worse still, they have artificially raised the cost of living by a factor of many times, for anyone under 45.

Housing and other ladders have been well and truly pulled up. This is the age of selfishness.

Little wonder socialism is on the rise with the young.

I am well and truly over 45 and have paid my way since leaving school. Bit of a generalisation that all expect their debt. Most of the accumulated debt was out of the average person's hands. If you want to point the finger then point it in the direction of banks. It is only since they relaxed the rules and made loans so much easier to get has it spiralled out of control. Credit cards etc.

Not sure how you can blame the over 45's for the housing situation either. Inflation took care of that as well and again the average joe had no real say in it. Sure they could have refused to buy the property at the insane price but mortgage lenders made it too easy

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