The independent commission on public sector pensions, has arrived at the astonishing conclusion, that members of such pension schemes ought to pay higher contributions, and who knows where this might end, perhaps one day public sector employees, will have to fund all their pension, like pretty much most of society .
Anyway for more details please click this link from the BBC and watch the video and listen to an astonished reporter as he asks, Lord Hutton does this mean doctors nurses and teachers might have to pay more, towards their pensions, its clear to me, the ingrained attitude of the public sector, extends well into BBC reporting, it sounds like the reporter is shocked and has difficulty in accepting the concept of paying your way in life.
It's difficult not to assume that BBC is in the business of crude propaganda, on behalf of public sector workers and their unions, looking at their website the subject is currently illustrated with a photograph of firemen putting out a fire but then of course the image of say a clerical worker in local government or even a teacher etc would be less emotive .
I can certainly empathise with that anyone in the public sector who has been expecting a generous pension, at the end of their working days however I'm not quite sure why I had to fund it .
Currently one in every 5 pounds paid by myself and other taxpayers to fund local government, goes just on pensions, why has this ever been allowed to occur. No doubt of the next few hours a precession of plucky public sector workers will be dragged on to our screens to convince us that it somehow justified.
I'm currently paying something like £250 a year, just so council workers can retire on a good pension, I wouldn't mind so much if the council occasionally sent someone to cut the grass or even sent a thank you note, but no such luck, thanks for nothing.
PS you might think I'm suggesting a BBC bias, but no, looking at this graphic from the lunchtime news I'd say shameless propaganda since it shows "front line" staff more appealing than all those superfluous managers and administrators who make up a large chunk of the public payroll.