Government peers want to remove some benefits for pensioners.
An influential group of government peers has advised that we scrap some of the benefits for the elderly. They want to stop benefits such as free TV licence, free bus pass, and fuel allowance.
They want to be able to pour more money into housing and training for young people. The government peers think that the system as it is currently is not fit for purpose any longer.
They claim that more pensioners are well of these days than when the benefits were first introduced.
One pensioner who has worked all his life was of the opinion that why should we have something taken away from us we have worked all our lives for. We struggled to afford a deposit for a house.
Another said Why should young people get the help they should help themselves, most of us worked from the age of 14.
Not all people have a fat bank balance a lot of pensioners have to get by on just there old age pension. An awful lot of pensioners rely on the winter fuel payment, and without it, they would go cold.
Do you think it is cruel to remove benefits for pensioners?