This situation should never been allowed to reach crisis level. Successive governments have simply buried their heads in the sand. They knew what the population would be by the 21st century and plans should have been in place.
I suspect most of ‘our generation’ did not realise that their old age would not be funded. We thought that NI etc would be sufficient and besides when you are young you often don’t think ahead to getting old.
Had we realised I’m sure that those who could afford it would have accepted some kind of tax being put in place to cover this even if it did mean paying extra.
We find ourselves in this position entirely due to lack of forward planning by government- all of them. It’s possibly too late now to extract extra money from us except for the super wealthy few, who can probably fund their own care.
I don’t blame the younger generation for feeling bitter but they must not blame us either. I feel they do though because of this government’s mismanaging and cutting of social care budgets, so throwing the problem back onto an underfunded NHS. People are therefore fed the idea that old folks are bed-blocking nuisances.
The media are happy to take up that cry and further fuel this fire.
No solution to the current problem I’m sorry, but something needs to be put in place for future generations.
LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Thu 10-Jan-19 09:43:31
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