15 November 2006
A bill to overhaul the UK state pension system has been included in the Queen’s Speech.
The state pension age will rise from 65 to 68 by 2046, if the bill passes.
Oh fucking great. We get to work until we drop dead.
This is why it’s annoying for us Brits to have around half of our earnings going to the government; we get shitty services. It wouldn’t be so bad if we had decent public services but the NHS is falling apart, public education is crap, public transport is a joke and we won’t get much of a state pension.
Women may have most to cheer from the Pensions Bill.
At present, many of them miss out on full state pension because they fall short of the requirement to make 39 years-worth of National Insurance Contributions.
Often women take time out of the workforce to look after children or relatives.
Yes, they CHOOSE to take time out of the workforce or quit it altogether.
The government wants to cut the number of years it takes to qualify for a full state pension to 30. It estimates that taking this step will mean that by 2025 nine out of 10 women will qualify for a full state pension
Whilst us men work til we drop. Bear in mind that our life expectancy is about five-years less than women’s of course, so they can work fewer years and have nice big career-breaks, and will qualify for a state pension for a good decade, whilst us men will work all our lives and probably die within a few years of retiring at 68.
I hate this country, I really do. If I can’t get to emigrate, or the number of refuges from the Matriarchy disappear, I’m going to quit work and live on benefits. Scrounge of the taxpayer just like women do.
posted by Duncan Idaho @ 6:41 PM
At 7:56 PM, unpleasant bitter git said…
Duncan Idaho wrote: “I’m going to quit work and live on benefits. Scrounge of the taxpayer just like women do.”
Doesn’t sound like you’ve ever signed on. If your a white male they come down on you like a ton of shit, honest.
You’d have to find yourself a believable gimmick like being a persecuted bi-polar gay or maybe a transsexual that suffers from agoraphobia. And you’d have to have backup from a GP as well.
At 7:58 PM, VoodooJock said…
Nice. The average lifespan of a woman in the US is 80 years, the average white man’s is 75.2, and the average black man’s is 69.
These numbers are representative of the lifespan in the UK (79.9 for women, 74 for men, unknown for black men). That means women get 10 years of pension, men get 4, and black males (assuming they’re as close to the ones in the US) get NOTHING.
Glass ceiling? How about one right there? Men do more of the shit work that’s dangerous, and work more of the jobs that do not offer health insurance (in the US). While the UK has socialized medicine, men still work more dangerous jobs than women. There’s your ‘patriarchy’ at work.
At 8:35 PM, MS said…
“The average lifespan of a woman in the US is 80 years, the average white man’s is 75.2, and the average black man’s is 69. These numbers are representative of the lifespan in the UK (79.9 for women, 74 for men, unknown for black men)”
Sounds to me like men have a granite & marble ceiling. I don’t know about you guys, but I think I’d prefer glass.
At 9:09 PM, R. Daneel Olivaw said…
Become a leech.
Seriously, why not?
You put tons of money into the system didn’t you? Time to get some of it back my friend.
-R. Daneel Olivaw
At 12:22 AM, Anonymous said…
No, dont do it. They owe you, maybe, but if women do it do you really want to be like them? Sure you probably wont live to see a pension, but you worked for a living, because of that you will always be at least one step above these parasites.
The next time you are walking down the street and you see a woman pushing a stroller, skin and home drawn tattoos poking out everywhere, just smile and say to yourself, “Yep, there goes another one dependent on the system.” Remember Duncan, its your life, live it the way you want to. Not the way they want you to.
At 4:59 AM, Anonymous said…
Many private pension systems in the US historically paid women less than men on the grounds that women consistently stood to get a lot more money than men if the relative amounts weren’t adjusted. They idea was for the average woman, who would draw benefits for years longer, to end up at death with about the same sum as the average man. Of course, the feminists—with their sense of victimhood and lack of logic—filed suit against companies that did this. Some companies corrected the “inequity” by lowering the male benefit to the same amount as the female benefit. Everyone lost. Private pensions have gone the way of the dinosaur in the US anyway. Stupid lawsuits have undoubtedly been a cause.
The US public pension system, Social Security, gives the same amount to men and women. Benefits are based on a complicated formula that accounts for overall earnings and contributions to the system. So compared to a man with equivalent contributions and work record, a female worker will get extra money simply because she lives longer. Windfall No. 1!
But Social Security will also allow a disabled widow to draw benefits at 60, while a disabled widower has to wait till age 62. I never have understood this, as women live longer but they’re allowed in this instance to draw a benefit even earlier than an equivalent man? Windfall No. 2 for those who qualify! And we all know how easily women can game the system to claim “disability”.
Seems to me that the public pension system in Britain historically has allowed all women to draw benefits at an earlier age than men. Please correct me if I’m mistaken. Here is an aggravated inequity too.
At 6:38 AM, nevo said…
It will not last very long.
The birthrate will plunge as men learn what a profitable (for women) scam marriage has become.
I am already telling my son what sort of deal to expect from women and that marriage has become a form of legal slavery of men.
!!!SON STAY OUT OF RELATIONSHIPS!!!
At 6:35 PM, Paul Parmenter said…
There is a serious problem for normal guys considering leeching off the system. We have consciences and don’t like being dependent on others. Unlike the average female, to whom dependency has a great appeal and who obviously doesn’t have any conscience.
At 11:37 PM, Brazilian Bachelor said…
I was wondering about that the other day when I read something about laws of retirement changing here in Brazil.
Equality my ass huh? So if they’re so equal why don’t they retire the same age as us men do? They love to brag they’re “taking the workplace”, again, why don’t they retire the same age as us men do?
We work more, die younger, AND retire too late. Too much contradictions and still women get away with it.
Reason #12097814095792184791283 not to marry and focus on your own well-being.
At 10:09 AM, Anonymous said…
I certainly do not want my wife ( if I had one) to be called a prostitute because she was good looking when I married her.
That is complete BS.
Actually if the author was right it would make all men johns: they pay.
This is stupid BS.
I want a serious wife who gets 10-15 children and is dutiful.