pension unfair?

Brooke - posted on 02/02/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )




Normally being an easy going person not much tends to bother me but as of late I have become very annoyed, angry and what ever else about the pension. I am a believer that yes if you need the help then that is what it is there for.
Becoming closer to a few people in my life recently has shown me just how unfair the pension can be for the working mothers in society.
Three women all with a child are on the pension, each has there own scenerio. The first is 17, has a one year old daughter and is due to have her second in a couple of weeks. Her boyfriend is not working, they are both on the pension. She puts her 1 yo in day care 1 to 2 times a week which costs her $15 for the day, with nappies and food included. She only pays half rent. Her Dr fees are covered by her pension.. etc you can see what i am getting at.
The second woman is 17 with a 3 month old boy, they just moved out of her parents with her boyfriend who does not have a job and again they are both on the pension with discounts on almost everything. She gets nearlly $400 one week and the following week its about $300 he is on about $350 a fortnight.
The third lady is 21, she has a 7 month old, her husband works and they live in a rental. She gets a disability pension, although not actually being disabled?? she has learning dificulties but nothing that stops her from day to day things.
I work 20 hrs a week, am the full time carer of my daughter as her dad has a full time job, we pay a mortgage and car repayments as well as all the insurance and everything else that comes with it. I am 21 weeks pregnant and have to pay for my dr fees unless I want to see the hospital every check up I need. If I had to put my daughter in to daycare for one day it would cost me $75.

The point I am getting at is why do people who don't want to put in the effort get every thing handed to them on a silver platter but those of us who work our bottoms off to have the best for our children aren't given any form of support?
Do you think this is fair? (sorry for the rant)


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Brooke - posted on 02/03/2011




You would think they don't teach sex ed in school these days but I for one know for a fact they do as I myself am only 20. I think that is what really gets to me is I do everything I can to help my partner provide for our family but it takes so much effort and the whole time you get ripped off by the goverment. I have already said no more after 2 children cause we won't be able to afford it.. I would like to get my tubes tied but you have to be 30 here!

Sharon - posted on 02/02/2011




Its the entitlement thing going strong.


Todays teens 80s' to present are among the worst. You aren't allowed to chastise them for being stupid and getting pregnant while not able to provide for the baby. It's a miracle don'tcha know? It's a rarity and she just "fell" pregnant, no one told her unprotected sex would lead to babies.

Stifler's - posted on 02/02/2011




NO. The people who pay the most tax get the least benefits. It's bullshit.

Brooke - posted on 02/02/2011




thank you, and as I said I am a believer that the support is there when needed. But it is disheartning seeing people on the pension earing more than myself and all they do is stay in a house payed for by the government lol it can be trully unbelievable.

Amber - posted on 02/02/2011




The middle class definitely gets the shortest stick in life. They make enough to not qualify for aid, but don't always make enough to pay for everything that they need. It's a tough spot to be in.

Not all people who are low income are sucking the system though. I know some people do, but a lot of people don't.

Congrats on your pregnancy :)

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