Low incomes

A REPLY to Walt Jackson, no I never suffered under Nazi bombing but my family did.

A 91 year-old woman was drying toilet paper on the radiator and eating just two boiled potatoes a day because she was so desperately short of money.

The unnamed widow who lives in a Swansea council flat and has a number of health issues was visited by staff from her local Age Cymru charity where they found her re-using the toilet paper.

Her friends would peel potatoes and put them in a saucepan and each day she would take one or two and boil them for a meal.

Life on a low income is being launched today at the National Assembly for Wales, with findings that 84,000 older people in Wales live in poverty.

Just under 50,000 older people in Wales live in severe poverty on £183.50 per week or less, 200,000 older people report cutting back on food, heating, and social activities for financial reasons and 42,000 of older people report getting into debt in recent years.

Pensioners like this lady lived with Nazi bombing and this is her and other payment for the sacrifice. Both Labour and Tory governments failed our pensioners and children.

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Bargoed

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2:39pm Mon 19 May 14

pwlldu says...

Still they vote Labour or Tories, pensioners are a forgotten generation.
Still they vote Labour or Tories, pensioners are a forgotten generation. pwlldu
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3:00pm Mon 19 May 14

pwlldu says...

UKIP's small business spokesman is facing claims of hypocrisy after it emerged seven people were arrested for immigration offences during a raid on his restaurant.

UKIP European election candidate Mr Bashir resigned as a director of the company which owns the Zouk Tea Bar and Grill, and a sister branch in Bradford, but he remains a major shareholder and has continued to take a role in the running of the restaurant.
UKIP's small business spokesman is facing claims of hypocrisy after it emerged seven people were arrested for immigration offences during a raid on his restaurant. UKIP European election candidate Mr Bashir resigned as a director of the company which owns the Zouk Tea Bar and Grill, and a sister branch in Bradford, but he remains a major shareholder and has continued to take a role in the running of the restaurant. pwlldu
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1:24pm Wed 28 May 14

varteg1 says...

pwlldu wrote:
Still they vote Labour or Tories, pensioners are a forgotten generation.
it was many of the older generation of pensioners that put in the post war Labour government which installed the social benefits system, cradle to grave, including the NHS, and which the present bunch are desperately attempting to undermine and re turn to the private sector which failed to provide unless paid up front.

Surely the aspiration to do so again is the principle behind the right wing policies of the present government and the useless centre left of Nu Labour.
[quote][p][bold]pwlldu[/bold] wrote: Still they vote Labour or Tories, pensioners are a forgotten generation.[/p][/quote]it was many of the older generation of pensioners that put in the post war Labour government which installed the social benefits system, cradle to grave, including the NHS, and which the present bunch are desperately attempting to undermine and re turn to the private sector which failed to provide unless paid up front. Surely the aspiration to do so again is the principle behind the right wing policies of the present government and the useless centre left of Nu Labour. varteg1
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