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You do realise that a great number of them would have done just that, only to end up in a minority

Speaking from the Danish experience, less than ten per cent have done so consistently through the last three or four parliamentary election cycles.

And going by poll numbers, those ten per cent are not people with any savings worth mentioning.

Also, many of the politicians who dismantled the system had campaigned on a promise to strengthen it.

That's an excuse for voting for them the first time. Not consistently for ten or fifteen years.

It's not like the PES parties' stance on this issue over the last fifteen to twenty years has been in any way ambiguous when you look at the actual laws they've passed, rather than the mouth-noises they make in public.

Voters who take politicians' mouth-noises at face value might be worth my sympathy if they I didn't have to live with their stupid decisions. But I do, because elections have consequences.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Thu Jun 5th, 2014 at 03:31:13 AM EST
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