Pensioners stealing toilet paper to save money

Yesterday I was wondering just how desperate these times of increased costs of living were making pensioners. Reports are suggesting that some pensioners in Melbourne may be skipping meals simply because they can’t afford to buy food other than a partly subsidised $5 lunch at the Carlton Senior Citizens Centre. The centre has also reported the loss of rolls of toilet paper from the bathrooms.

It’s quite disturbing. I can’t blame these poor (pun not intended) elder citizens of our society who are not being adequately helped through this period of economic strain by our Government. Brendan Nelson’s idea of diverting petrol tax earnings to pensioners seems all the more worth the effort.

Source: The Melbourne Leader


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