LETTERS: What cut next for the pensioners?

WITH the legitimate seniors' discount on electricity accounts in jeopardy, will Unitywater follow suite?

Thank you Labor and Premier Palaszczuk, for nothing!

Seniors get very little perks as it is, with rising prices, watching their lifetime savings go south.

The GFC and volatile world markets impact them at home.

Seniors, especially the "Baby Boomers", who built this nation, have invested a lifetime of working and paying taxes.

Many are self-funded retirees, getting no tax breaks; not relying on welfare to support them in their latter years and no handouts!

Having not only paid tax their working lives, they paid added tax to invest extra in Superannuation.

It's enough to make seniors want to move offshore!

Who's going to fund that sweetener, without jeopardising the already phenomenal interest rate bill the nation is reeling over?

Drop the "Smart State" mentality of the past; astute accounting and reduction in waste is more in tune with the modus operandi of the elderly, who survive by living frugally.

Take a leaf out of the books of those who have made it without being a burden on taxpayers.

E. ROWE, Marcoola


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