Sunday, 18 August 2019

The Tory "work until you die" dystopia


When I was younger I spent several years working in construction and roofing. I'm not even 40 and I'm glad I'm out of the industry now. As a young man it was fine, but the toll that this kind of hard physical labour takes on your body gets bigger and bigger with age.

Today I'm imagining what it would be like to be still working as a roofer at the age of 74, because that's what Iain Duncan Smith and the Tories are plotting for the working classes.

Iain Duncan Smith and his vile hard-right CSJ think tank are planning to hike the retirement age to 75 to create a work until you die dystopia for millions of British workers, especially manual workers with physically demanding jobs.

The UK government does remarkably little research into the life expectancies of specific professions, but from what little evidence is available, they know that hiking the pension age to 75 will mean that manual and low-income workers will end up contributing entire lifetimes of National Insurance payments, in return for little or no pension at all at the end of it.

The average age of death for males in routine and semi-routine trades are 76.6 and 77.9 years, meaning just a few paltry years of pension before death, if you're lucky enough to live to average age.

And that's before you factor in that forcing people to continue working in demanding physical labour jobs until their mid-70s is obviously going to significantly increase the death rate from factors like heart attacks and accidents.

The Westminster establishment class has already proven its willingness to steal people's state pension pots already with their attack on 1950s women, in some instances confiscating six years of pension payments whilst forcing them to continue paying six years extra National Insurance as an insult on top of the initial theft.

The theft from WASPI women adds up to £40-50,000 per woman, but hardly anyone even blinked an eye when this happened, because they weren't directly affected by this pension theft.

But now that the Tories realise they can get way with brazenly stealing people's pensions, they're coming for the entire pensions of following generations, hoping to work us to death before we even get to state pension age.

And the economic reasoning behind this Tory pension theft is just as economically-illiterate as the rest of their nonsense like "let's cut our way to growth" austerity 
blibber-blabber

They treat pension payments as if they're essentially "waste", but in reality they're economically beneficial.

When pensioners receive their state pensions they don't just burn the cash in their back yards, they spend it into the economy, which creates economic demand. It doesn't just disappear, it goes straight back into circulation.

And most pensioners in their mid-sixties to mid-seventies don't just sit there idly doing nothing, they look after the grandchildren, they act as carers for spouses and other elderly relatives, they contribute to their communities, spend money on the hobbies and activities they were too busy to do when they were working ...

If the Tories insist on working this generation to death intead, then the social good that they currently provide will have to be provided in different ways.

This means young families paying rip-off child care fees because granny is too busy cleaning hotel rooms or whatever at the age of 74, and too shattered from this living nightmare to ever help out in her spare time.

This means that if one partner becomes seriously ill or disabled, the state will have to pick up the tab for a full-time carer for one pensioner so that the other can go out to work!

This means elderly people will never get the final decade or so 
before stuff like extreme frailty and dementia set in to contribute to their communities, explore their hobbies and interests, and enjoy their retirement, unless of course they're wealthy, with a bumper private pension to live off ...

And that's the real Tory agenda.

The idea of ordinary people enjoying a few years of retirement before they die fills Tories with absolute fury.

In their minds a happy retirement is a valuable commodity to be bought by the rich, not a right to be enjoyed by the majority of people.


So they're determined to work the rest of us to death, even if it doesn't even make any kind of economic sense, because to them, the money we've all paid in National Insurance doesn't belong to us, it belongs to them, to lavish on corporate fat cats, and bankers, and the mega-rich in tax cuts and handouts, so they can make even more cash to stuff into their gold-plated pensions, so they can retire early to idle lives of luxury, while the rest of us break our backs until we die to pay for them.

The Tories believe that our pensions belong to them and their kind, and they're going to work us to death to make damned well sure of it.


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28 comments:

Unknown said...

Hogwash

Anonymous said...

What a well written article! And spot on!

Barry B Benson said...

Nice article. They will get away with this and the over 50's will still overwhelmingly vote for them! But where is the article on the Lib Dems preferring No-Deal to Corbyn?

Pete said...

Please quote links to sources so we can verify these facts that you have written about

Mark Angove said...

It looks like the 150,000 excess deaths since 2010 linked to austerity, welfare cuts and UC is not enough. What better way to lock themselves into power than to literally kill off all of the working classes.

Barry B Benson said...

The Thatcher and Reagan administrations were famous for their support from the working class (despite being VERY overtly against their interests). This still exists today when you look at recent(ish) voting demographics.
https://yougov.co.uk/topics/politics/articles-reports/2017/06/13/how-britain-voted-2017-general-election

Anonymous said...

Labour should start talking seriously to the public about introducing Universal Basic Income.

Unknown said...

Very good article covering vital points, hitting the nail right on the head, let's hope this piece could reach the wider public domain

Unknown said...

Good points. I have thought for a long time the women born in 1950/60s who have been 1st hit by the rises, were just tip of the iceberg. They have obviously been discriminated against as have huge increases, at last minute and with no warning. But the overall picture is one of dismantling the state pension which allows our NI £ to be spent on private projects and pushes workers in to expensive, untrustworthy private pensions. Workers are charged for the pleasure of saving or are faced with no pensions at all. Pension reform urgently needed to preserve the Welfare State and the UK's name for having a respected pension system. We are quickly becoming uncivilised ie a nation where you don't want to be old and poor as you're in for misery. Gordon brown did untold damage to decent final salary schemes and now this Govt is continuing its attack on the state pension which is even more important in this context unless you are wealthy.

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Of all of the 'Benefits' paid out then the largest, by far, is pensions. I think someone has just pointed this out to the Tories as they seem to be targeting them now, having already stripped out payments for the unemployed, children, the disabled and working families they have finally set their sights on the elderly. They took away the free TV Licenses (whilst trying to blame the BBC) and now you just won't GET a pension.

where I live we have the fourth lowest life expectancy in the UK. Most locals just won't live to see a pension now. Most will die well before that and sooner now that working at hard physical labour will considerably shorten their lives and ensure that the time they DO have left will be much more problematic as working for longer increases difficulties with arthritis etc.

I too served my time and worked at my trade for a number of years before taking on other employment. But such was the harshness of my industry that only a few years caused me to have major problems with my hips. I am now 50 years old and unable to work and have to use morphine, lidocaine and naproxen daily just to stand up and move around the house. My trade would simply be impossible for a 75 year old. They would be incredibly physically damaged and it would be dangerous for them. If they made it to 75 they'd have no quality of life left after that.

The Tories, particularly the Tories NOW are the most cruel, heartless ungrateful scum I have ever even heard of. None of these vermin would manage even a single DAY in a manual trade but expect people to work for SIXTY YEARS!! They cut money from the most vulnerable and fund Benefit FRaud Officers whilst overlooking Tax Fraud on an industrial scale.

I worked as a Civil Servant for many years after I left my trade. I worked with HMRC in collections. I found out, much to my dsgust, that we had the same number of people in my local town investigation Benefit Fraud (for small amounts of money usually under £500) as HMRC had investigating Tax Fraud in the WHOLE OF SCOTLAND! Debts for tax under £100 are automatically written off, amounts under £1500 for Limited Companies also written off (if they go down) and rarely would we pursue debts under £5000 as we were under staffed. Obvious cases of fraud went unchallenged as the Investigators were understaffed too. It had to be VERY obvious, a LARGE amount of money, LOTS of evidence and easy to pursue all tied neatly with a bow for them - not their fault, just not enough people, too much work! Consequently serial offenders got away with putting companies down repeatedly, causing unwitting suppliers to go down as well through no fault of their own! And PLCs would simply stick their fingers up at us. The VERY large companies, as we all know, simply don't pay tax.

IF the Tories sorted this out, there'd be no need for these cuts. But then their donors wouldn't be very happy, would they? As an aside, this is something that no Labour government has ever addressed either!

"Lower than vermin" still applies...

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Barry B Benson said...

I'm guessing after this anyone who says the age of retirement should be lowered or kept the same is going to be called a Communist by the MSM (by comparing it to the Cuban age of retirement of 60-65). Tories could literally say that they want to kill off the entire working class and the MSM would say its a pro-business stance. The UK is a one party Tory state.

Barry B Benson said...

Obviously they won't call for killing off the working class as they need wage-slaves

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Howard Edwards said...

In this world which is driven by the most evil forms of capitalism, if all you have to sell are your time and your labour, you are going to be exploited to the marrow. The Tories are ill-educated and devoid of culture. All they are interested in is 'competition' and the jungle law of the so-called 'market'.

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