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Thread: Should Cowen's and Ahern's Pensions Be Stripped?

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    Given their complicity in and the responsibility for the economic collapse, should Brian Cowen's and Bertie Ahern's pensions be seized to help sort out of the mess that they created? And should this pension recovery be applied to all politicians?

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    yes and yes
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    along with mc creevy, neary, mollloy, fingers, harney, parlon,drumm the entire previous and current cabinets and i haven't even started yet.....put it to the people and let's see what they have to say.

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    JMCC.. Totally agree they must be hit. They cant keep paying themselves these crazy monies in a time of econmic collaspe. They said if we paid them peanuts we would end up with monkeys. They paid themselves to many peanuts and still we ended up with monkeys. Slash pensions and politicians wages now and show us some leadership I say

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    They should be but they won't. One quirk of the current political system is that you can destroy the country and betray the citizenry to vested interests but retire on 10 pensions and live happily ever after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcc View Post
    Given their complicity in and the responsibility for the economic collapse, should Brian Cowen's and Bertie Ahern's pensions be seized to help sort out of the mess that they created? And should this pension recovery be applied to all politicians?

    Regards...jmcc
    Now you're talking....

    That's taking responsibility for your actions in a way the people will understand.

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    Never mind Pensions they should be striped and whipped. A leaf should be taken from Iceland. We should haul them into court a real one none of this bull Sh** tribunals. Then again with Bertie it would be smoke and mirrors and the other clown it would be songs about the good ol times

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    Let them get the State pension at 66.

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    What a wonderful thought, if only! But funny you should mention it, there is a mechanism in the Civil Service whereby someone's pension could be reduced if the person....

    With effect from 1 January 1994, in cases of dismissal or pre-emptive resignation, the former officers concerned retain entitlement to immediate superannuation benefits (if over minimum pension age) or preserved benefits (if below that age). However in cases involving financial loss to the Exchequer, the amount of the loss - plus interest - is recouped by deduction from the benefits payable. Interest is charged at a compound rate in respect of the period between the date the loss was incurred and the date of recoupment. The compound rate is 6% per annum up to 13 November 2000 and 4% per annum in respect of periods from 14 November 2000 onwards.
    I wonder if they have every applied this provision. All those Civil Servants who booked flights for their spouses, etc, involved financial loss to the Exchequer.

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    All ministerial pensions should be taken away and only payable when they reach normal retirement age. There should only be one pension paid and not TD, Ministerial and whatever other pension they can stuff their wads with.

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