EDITOR, The Tribune
Re: Less than ? of NIB pension recipients come from poorest 20%. - The Tribune, March 14, 2012.
THE article states "there is no objective criteria (sic) to determine eligibility".
However, there do seem to be at least some criteria in official use - such as nepotism and the political affiliation of recipients.
It makes me feel warm and fuzzy all over to realise I was forced to make monthly NIB contributions, for me and numerous other people, for many, many years, so that some non-contributing parasites could receive handouts without being objectively means tested.
Now that's our government's compassion in action, folks!
KEN W KNOWLES, MD
March 24, 2012.