Don’t laugh too hard, you’re paying for it

Just seen, on page 5 of The Weekend Australian Magazine, October 18-19, 2014:

The sudden sound of those jets from nearby RAAF Williamtown can “frighten you out of your boots”, laughs Alwyn Garland, 67, who’s owned a hut here since 1980. Once they’ve flown past, though, the peace returns. Garland has a housing commission flat in Newcastle but his heart is in this place: there’s no feeling like leaving the tarmac in his 4WD for the 9km drive down the beach to his hut. “It’s like going into a different world,” he says. He’s there for weeks at a time.

The wonky entitlements system, Baby Boomers’ sense of entitlement, and the soaking of the young to pay for the entitlements of the elderly – it’s all there in one paragraph.


About Stebbing Heuer

A person interested in exploring human perception, reasoning, judgement and deciding, and in promoting clear, effective thinking and the making of good decisions.
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