Election to be referendum on pension age –Whyte
Election to be referendum on pension age
“Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey’s
announcement that the Pension Age will rise to 70 shows how
isolated New Zealand’s position is becoming," says ACT
Leader Jamie Whyte.
“When the pension age was raised to
65 from 60, people turning 65 expected to live a further 12
years. Today that figure is 16 years.
the Treasury show that if we do nothing, pension costs will
double and government debt will increase to 200 per cent of
GDP, a level that would scare even the Greeks.
right voters concerned about fiscal sustainability are left
with a conundrum. The Labour and Green parties are promising
to raise the age, but it is almost their only sensible
“A vote for ACT is vote to keep stable centre
right government and send a message that we need to think
about our long term fiscal future, and that must include the
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