Back before the last election Fine Gael promised (under section 17.4 Tackling Cronyism and Feather-Bedding in Politics Fine Gael Manefesto page 63) to:
1) Restrict the payment of pensions to retired politicians until they reached normal retirement age (65 years)
2) To pay such pensions to retired politicians only!
3) To cap subsidies for politicians and everyone else on pensions that would deliver in excess of €60K per year.
The same pledge was reiterated on page 21 of the programme for government.
Bertie Ahern was 61 on the 12th of September last.
Enda was 61 on the 24th of April last.
Alan Shatter was 61 on the 14th of February last
Michael Noonan was 69 on the 21st of May last. Michael's pension is secure!
Phil Hogan was 52 on the fourth of July last. He will be 65 in about 13 years time.
Brian Cowen was 52 on the 10th of January 1960
Eamon Gilmore will be 65 on the 24th of April 2020
Any intervention on pensions would save most money if it had been implemented in last year's budget
Enda the people will think you are protecting your own pension of you do not follow through on your pledge however great the difficulties on keeping the promise. It would increase your moral Authority when you face down the Political Cronies and those who are being Feather-Bedded!
Programme for Government 2011-2016 - Full Text | Social Justice Ireland see page 21
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