Super shit fight

Super has to be sorted out without election year posturing and shit fighting..

Bill English may or may not have deliberately provoked attention with his announcement of a proposal to raise the age of eligibility of getting ‘universal’ superannuation from 65 to 67 in 20 years time. The age was incrementally raised from 60 to 65 from 1992 to 2001.

After eight years of kicking the can down the road under John Key’s leadership English has differentiated himself from his predecessor with his u-turn, and Labour’;s Andrew Little  has u-turned in the opposite direction.

Every other party has joined the fray. Instead of having a sensible discussion it has been an election year Super shit fight.

We need a solution to the dealing with Super long term, which means we need a way to deal with discussions and decisions in the short term. The political posturing crap needs to be put aside, and the public need to become involved.

All parties should agree on a way to deal with it, starting soon (after the election).

See next post: A suggested Super solution



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  1. Alan Wilkinson

     /  11th March 2017

    There are two aspects to superannuation. First insurance against infirmity. Second reward for a working life. They probably should be treated and solved separately.

  2. NOEL

     /  11th March 2017

    Winston very early claims no negotiation on superannuation if a collation partner.
    Keys says he wont change it then English on been left with the ball says he will, but years out.

    This has nothing to do the superannuation. It’s pure politics about backing Peters into a corner where if he is needed to form a National/NZ First coalition they have leverage.


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