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    I've just had a brainwave. It may not be politcally correct.
    The solution to the western world's economic crisis is...

    ... a cull of all people over 75 years of age.

    Now which party is going to take this one on.

    Savings:
    Pensions
    Health Service
    Funding old people's homes.

    Please discuss...

    or should the age be lower?
    Save us all 22,000,000 a day. Leave the EU.

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    Re: The solution to the economic crisis

    Oh. My. God. You mentioned The Great Unmentionable: population control. Funny how the most important issue of the times is almost never discussed.

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    Re: The solution to the economic crisis

    The way that climate and environmental change, however caused, are progressing, sooner or later we'll see a natural cull of tens or hundreds of millions of the world's population by way of drought, starvation and allied war, a contemporary Malthusian Correction if you like. But on a sustainability basis for the remainder of the Earth's population it'll be nowhere near enough unless it's catastrophic in scale. Sorry for being so cheerful; blame it on the weather!

    But perhaps more along the lines that Barry originally meant, I have a dichotomous view. On one hand I think that too much emphasis is being placed on saving the lives of many people who would otherwise die natural deaths due to both serious illness and/or disability at birth and diseases of old age, however on the other hand I'm a great supporter of research to extend human life well beyond that which we currently experience.
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    We don't need to kill people, we just need to stop forcing them to live longer than they're supposed to

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    Re: The solution to the economic crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I've just had a brainwave. It may not be politcally correct.
    The solution to the western world's economic crisis is...

    ... a cull of all people over 75 years of age.
    Please discuss...

    or should the age be lower?
    why not include All murders and rapists or just anyone on the dole?
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    Re: The solution to the economic crisis

    Lets include the disabled and anyone we happen to not like! Why hasn't anyone thought of this before? Oh hang on.....
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    Re: The solution to the economic crisis

    Let's stick to the original (tongue in cheek) suggestion of over 75's.
    Let's cost it out.
    How much is spent in pensions and healthcare on over 75s - how many over 75s are there in Britain now?
    It's not likely to bother youngsters like DougieG or Kiwi, but I'm well past middle age.
    Who can cost it out - I know someone works in the treasury - they haven't got any money to handle at the moment, so maybe this project could fill in their free time.

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    Looks like it could be as many as 5 million!
    Save us all 22,000,000 a day. Leave the EU.

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    Re: The solution to the economic crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Let's stick to the original (tongue in cheek) suggestion of over 75's.
    Let's cost it out.
    How much is spent in pensions and healthcare on over 75s - how many over 75s are there in Britain now?
    It's not likely to bother youngsters like DougieG or Kiwi, but I'm well past middle age.
    Who can cost it out - I know someone works in the treasury - they haven't got any money to handle at the moment, so maybe this project could fill in their free time.

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    Looks like it could be as many as 5 million!
    Cool graph! Of course we have no idea how many in the ages 40 - 65 are going to live into their seventies, one big tsunami taking out Eastbourne - problem sorted - this threads getting dark isn't it?
    Noseriously my suggestion is screw concerns of over population the younger generation had better make like bunnies and start creating the next generation to pay for it all.
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    Re: The solution to the economic crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Opinionated View Post
    Cool graph! Of course we have no idea how many in the ages 40 - 65 are going to live into their seventies, one big tsunami taking out Eastbourne - problem sorted - this threads getting dark isn't it?
    Noseriously my suggestion is screw concerns of over population the younger generation had better make like bunnies and start creating the next generation to pay for it all.
    We could of course attempt to promote the concept of old age self sustenance by encouraging the younger generations to increase personal pension contributions and savings. The whole system is such that we have a sense of entitlement - receiving benefits for personal decisions such as producing children or simply by virtue of reaching old age. If the state was considerably rolled back to provide only the basic services then taxes could be reduced, meaning people kept more of their own money to invest how they chose. A small percentage of each weekly wage over 40+ years of employment would amount to considerably more than what the state can provide through its regime of taxation and ever increasing spending on public services.

    Of course this falls down in practise as people have no understanding of personal responsibility - spending now with no consideration for the future.
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    Re: The solution to the economic crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I've just had a brainwave. It may not be politcally correct.
    The solution to the western world's economic crisis is...

    ... a cull of all people over 75 years of age.

    Now which party is going to take this one on.

    Savings:
    Pensions
    Health Service
    Funding old people's homes.

    Please discuss...

    or should the age be lower?
    Some would say that a cull is going on now. My own mother saw 3 different doctors when she suffered a heart attack; not one picked up on it. A first aider could pick up on a heart attack, yet 3 highly exprienced doctors failed too. What would you think? And take the case of the Gosport War Memorial - 100 unexplained deaths under investigation, all of them elderely. Smells a bit, don"t you think? These old people deserve better than that. They should be given everything they need in terms of benefits - THE"VE EARNED THEM!

    Ok, where can we cut back? Easy! Our overseas projects in Afgahnistan, and Iraq - out, straight away, and certainly no finacial aid to Iraq 800 bilion to the third world,to which our great leader intends to EVEN borrow, before he can give it to the black Hitlers that control these countries, which, again, is nothing to do with us, leave that to Oxfam, save the children - not one more penny of UK tax payers money, for this folly. Prisoners living in luxury: JUST CELL BLOCKS, and a pot to pee in. Free trips abroad to the West Indies for feral yobs, this is not only a joke - BUT DAMNED EXPENSIVE! The EU 60 billion a year.

    Our priorities should be for the old, the vunerable, the genuine needy of the UK. Everbody else can take care of themselves, thus saving billions. I could go on all day about the wasted money on politcal correctness courses, health and safety courses, for the Police, council officials and other such bodies. If we just use our common sense, there would not be a economic crisis, the "do-gooders" won"t like it, but it would do the trick. What we should remember is, but for the over 75s, there would have been no future for our generation, so let"s have no more talk of genocide for this age group.

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