When a Child is Born
Federal National Living Treasurer Joe Hockey has today defended the government’s well-received GP Co-payment proposal by declaring that there are people alive today who will live to 150 years of age.
He said this, not just in front of real people, but to the entire nation, or what’s left of it, via the Murdoch television peoples.
Mr Hockey made the comments earlier today while arguing the case for budget cuts and to explain why Australians should pay more for their health care.
“It is kind of remarkable that somewhere in the world today, it is highly probable, a child has been born who will live to be 150,” he told the nation’s media.
“That is a long time.”
“They would have said 100 years ago that living to 80 or 90 was a long time; the question is how do we live with dignity.”
150 is really just the new 130 when you think about it, so with most Australians spending 30 years in retirement we can all expect to enjoy working until we’re 120.
Minister for Employment, whoever he is these days, denied the government was considering lifting the Pension Eligibility age to 95.