TIMES ARE TOUGH FOR SOME­ONE ON A PEN­SION

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - OPINION -

One can only agree with Er­ling Petersen (Let­ters, Fe­bru­ary 16): many pen­sion­ers es­cape over­seas where their pen­sion has more value than pay­ing bills.

Is it any won­der that peo­ple seek a bet­ter life else­where when in Aussie liv­ing be­comes a mat­ter of des­per­a­tion due to too many crooked rich and a gov­ern­ment which acts like snap­ping croc­o­diles and hungry sharks, all of which need culling.

It seems the only way to stop the hu­man greed gene turn­ing into a can­cer be­cause we are the poor­est pen­sion­ers in the Western world, liv­ing out our years try­ing to pay big bills, which is so sad.

While politi­cians waste money to fly around the block they have for­got­ten how to suf­fer or what it means.

Kathe­rina Hunter, Moss­man

Pic­ture: SHANE NI­CHOLS

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