Sunday, February 05, 2012

OAS and age 67

Some discussion from our government lately about increasing the age for OAS to 67. It's a change which is long overdue. Should have been put in place a generation ago. At $38 billion a year we are certainly already spending a lot just on seniors - 3 times the entire military budget.

The thing about OAS. That's for seniors who find themselves broke with no savings and no income. These same seniors as a group would have been more heavy users during their pre-65 lives of UI and welfare. So now as seniors they are asking for still more. Let them sit till 67 I say all things considered. The CPP should also be increased to 67.

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