Author Topic: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty  (Read 5470 times)

Hugh

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #225 on: Nov 20, 2019, 07:25:57 PM »
The word poverty being used to gain power by the Labour party against the Conservatives. I could be in poverty if I smoked, gambled and lived beyond my means. Some may think I am rich because I am a member of a gym and a golf club. 20 a week covers it, the price of 50 fags. 1 an hour of enjoyable company and exercise.  If we compared our living standards to many other countries, there would very few classed as being in poverty.

Michael Rolls

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #226 on: Nov 20, 2019, 11:08:28 PM »
Very true!
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #227 on: Nov 21, 2019, 07:47:46 AM »
I am also lucky, with savings, and having my son living with me means shared outgoings, but I can imagine a pensioner living alone, not qualifying  for pension credit, and having to pay hefty council tax, energy bills, etc, out of the British meagre state pension, struggling from week to week, smoking or not.

Michael Rolls

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #228 on: Nov 21, 2019, 08:15:51 AM »
If I only had the state pension there is no way that I could continue to live here - the fixed outgoings - Council tax, phone, electricity, etc., even supposing that I would no longer be paying income tax would be about 70% of the pension - and that's without eating or having a car.
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #229 on: Dec 30, 2019, 01:45:48 PM »
People in Birmingham keep on telling me I am the only one who does not 5,000,000.00. How is that the case as there are a lot of homeless people.
I am not homeless and I dont have 5,000,000.00.






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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #230 on: Dec 30, 2019, 01:58:39 PM »
People in Birmingham keep on telling me I am the only one who does not 5,000,000.00. How is that the case as there are a lot of homeless people.
I am not homeless and I dont have 5,000,000.00.

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #231 on: Dec 30, 2019, 02:03:14 PM »
People in Birmingham keep on telling me I am the only one who does not 5,000,000.00. How is that the case as there are a lot of homeless people.
I am not homeless and I dont have 5,000,000.00.

Well I can't fault your logic.
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #232 on: Dec 30, 2019, 02:52:44 PM »
People in Birmingham keep on telling me I am the only one who does not 5,000,000.00. How is that the case as there are a lot of homeless people.
I am not homeless and I dont have 5,000,000.00.
Brian, you started another thread today with exactly the same information.   :-\    Tedious.


http://www.pensionersforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,22496.msg413529/topicseen.html#msg413529
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MARTIN

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #233 on: Jan 05, 2020, 11:13:05 AM »

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #234 on: Jan 05, 2020, 04:03:46 PM »
Send them to the USA
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Before you start to equate what constitutes poverty in the USA and here in the UK, I personally don't know anyone over 65 that is that poor that they don't have warm clothing, regular hot meals and a roof over their heads.
Poverty to me is the definition of not having any money, very few bits of clothing, does not have regular hot meals and lives out in the open.

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #235 on: Jan 05, 2020, 04:12:48 PM »
Poverty can also be a state of mind linked with what you see others around you having access to.

Michael Rolls

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #236 on: Jan 06, 2020, 06:08:22 AM »
That's not poverty - that's jealousy
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GrannyMac

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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #237 on: Jan 06, 2020, 07:53:19 AM »
Poverty can also be a state of mind linked with what you see others around you having access to.


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I found it interesting when I worked in local authority housing, how households of similar size and similar incomes could have such different lifestyles.  All might be classed as in relative poverty, but as much depended on their health, values and spending choices as simply on income.  Not suggesting everyone in social housing is poor, but on one particular estate there weren't many high earners!
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #238 on: Jan 06, 2020, 08:50:20 AM »
plus the fact that you dont know any pensioners living in poverty dont mean there are non
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Re: 300,000 more pensioners living in poverty
« Reply #239 on: Jan 06, 2020, 12:19:34 PM »
True - on the other hand, I will never stop pointing out how utterly stupid is the definition of 'poverty'. Most of those in the category would have been seen as not doing too badly when I was a child
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