Absolutely Floored! Check this out Ppl – ConspiracyOz

Michelle Pedersen
www.change.org

May 19, 2016

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Michelle Pedersen just posted an update on the petition, House of
Representatives: Stop payments for non-currently serving Politicians.

I come here as often as I can whilst spending 125 hours in a work place to earn a

minimal wage doing the most rewarding job possible, to read your comments.

Some days I feel deflated about some comments saying that this will never happen

because of blah blah blah …… and THAT is exactly why this will only go so far.

Because of what some, (probably most – given we only have 174.346 signatures when

we have a population of MILLIONS).

I saw this comment from Charlie buried in so many comments, to which I am very

thankful for, if what he posted does not boil your blood,

I am sorry you aren’t mad enough about the very un level playing field and I wish

you well, however you will reap what you sow.

Get MAD, get determined, WE CAN DO THIS if EVERYONE puts their signature on this.

They can not avoid it IF EVERYONE supports what Charlie is saying.

I started this without too much thought past just seeing how many other people felt

the same way as me.

Will you roll over and play dead? I thank each and everyone one of you who have

signed, however you must have family, friends, workmates, etc who feel the same way.

We have to stand together to INSIST / DEMAND a level playing field.

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Charlie Griffin · Musician at Self Employed (Business)
Our politicians are also saying : “The Age of Entitlements is over”.

How can our politicians rob pensioners of their income?

The pay structure/perks of Australian politicians is even less sustainable.

Proposals:

1. Scrap political pensions. Politicians can purchase their own retirement plan.
2. Retired politicians to participate in Centrelink.

3. Politicians to receive no salary when they’ve left office.

4. Our politicians to get an Australian Age Pension when they qualify.

7. Funds allocated to politicians’ retirement funds to be returned to Consolidated
Revenue.

8. Politicians no longer vote themselves a pay raise.

9. Politicians to lose their privileged health care system.

10. Politicians to equally abide by all laws to which all Australians are subject.

11. The Australian people did not agree to provide perks to politicians.
That burden was forced upon us.

12. Serving in Parliament is a privilege, not a career.

13. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators

Salaries of RETIRED Prime Ministers and Politicians
Office

Additional salary (%)

Salary as of 1 July 2015
Prime Minister
160
$ 507,338
Deputy Prime Minister
105
$ 400,016
Treasurer
87.5
$ 365,868
Leader of the Opposition
85.0
$ 360,990
House of Reps Speaker
75.0
$ 341,477
Leader of the House
75.0
$ 341,477
Minister in Cabinet
72.5
$ 336,599
Parliamentary secretary
25.0
$ 243,912
Other ministers
57.5
$ 307,329
Shadow minister
25.0
$ 243,912

Source: Remuneration Tribunal.

TOTAL annual wages for the 150 seats in the Parliament were:

Prime Minister
$ 507,338
Deputy Prime Minister
$ 400,016
Treasurer
$ 365,868
Leader of the Opposition
$ 360,990
House of Reps Speaker
$ 341,477
Leader of the House
$ 341,477
Minister in Cabinet
$ 336,599
Parliamentary secretary
$ 243,912
Other ministers*
$ 307,329 x 71 = $ 21,820,359
Shadow ministers*
$ 243,912 x 71 = $ 17,317,752

The TOTAL ANNUAL SALARIES for 150 seats = $ 41,694,311 (Yes, that’s nearly 42
MILLION DOLLARS PER YEAR)
(And that’s just the Federal Politicians, no one else!)

Politicians are paid ‘lifetime’ salaries the same as their last working year;

After retiring, the average politician’s life expectancy is an additional 20 years
(which is not unreasonable).

This EXCLUDES all their other perks.

20 years ‘lifetime’ payment (EXCLUDING wages paid while a Parliamentarian):

Prime Minister ………………………$ 507,338 X 20 = $ 10,146,760
Deputy Prime Minister ……………$ 400,016 X 20 = $ 8,000,320
Treasurer ………………………………5,868 X 20 = $ 7,317,360
House of Reps Speaker ……………$ 341,477 X 20 = $ 6,829,540
Leader of the House …………$ 341,477 X 20 = $ 6,829,540
Minister in Cabinet ……………………$ 336,599 X 20 = $ 6,731,980
Parliamentary Secretary ………………$ 243,912 X 20 = $ 4,782,240
Other ministers** $ 307,329 X 20 = $ 6,146,580 x 71 = $ 436,407,180
Shadow ministers** $ 243,912 X 20= $ 4,878,240 x 71= $ 346,355,040

Conclusions:

TOTAL ‘life time’ (20 year) payments, (excluding wages paid while in parliament) is
OVER EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.

Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, John Howard, Paul Keating, Malcolm Fraser, Bob Hawke, et
al, ad nauseuare receiving $10 MILLION + EXTRAS, at OUR EXPENSE, after leaving
Parliament.

Should an elected PM serve 4 years and then decide to retire, each of the 4 years
will have cost taxpayers an EXTRA 2½ million bucks per year, i.e. $2,536,690 per
annum X 4 years = $ 10,146,760.

A 2-year retirement payment cut-off will SAVE our Aussie bottom line $ 792,201,909 –
NEARLY $ 800 MILLION.

There are 150 seats in House, minus the 8 above = 142 seats, divided equally for
example = 71 each for both shadow and elected ministers.

150 seats – 20-year payment of $ 833,886,220 less annual salary x 2 years of $
83,388,622. [$ 41,694,311 x 2]

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My reply to Charlie.

Holy crap, Charlie….. wow, absolutely floored. I have never even looked at the
figures. I just started this a simple injustice of our system, just one of many
really. I can here to read everyones comments, as I am feeling a bit deflated by the
naysayers, that and the fact, that while the numbers are still going up, they aren’t
going up as fast as they first did and so doubts have creeped in. This isn’t about
you and I, this is about our country and what we are prepared to accept. This
petition could be about anything however it has become obvious that people are
willing to accept this behaviour as they are too busy in their own lives, or it is
too hard and I just don’t understand how people can not be outraged at the
difference to our rules Vs their rules. It is unfair and Australians always fight
for the underdog. Well, WE, the people, ARE the underdogs on this playing field. I
am willing to take this ALL the way to the end, IF that is what people want. NOONE
can do this on their own, it HAS to be a collective, WE have to stand up and be
counted, WE have to shout from our lounge room chairs NO, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. NO MORE.
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Thank you
Michelle

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