Euthanasia for everyone, a specified time after retiring (10? 15? 20? years). 

It is always suggested that our aging polulation is a problem. This would fix it -people either leave the Island or cease to be. Making it a fixed time after retiring would address the issue some people have with early retirees, and would encourage longer working (ok as long as that doesn't take jobs away from young people). Decision needed for age of people who don't work so don't retire.

This is said tongue in cheek, rather than a serious suggestion, however with a finite and limited budget it might be appropriate to review what medical services should be maintained that help prolong life. A distasteful topic, but a serious one, and it is better to be upfront with reasoning and decisions than to arbitrarily have to cease at some point.

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Because it is tricky question that should not be ignored.

by Gigabyte on April 07, 2017 at 03:55PM

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  • Posted by OldSailor April 09, 2017 at 18:57

    Its wrong that people should be forced to leave the island to seek euthanasia in places like Switzerland and the Netherlands, but I am uncomfortable that this might be seen as a means to save the taxpayers money through reducing NHS costs...
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 17, 2017 at 12:28

    A lot of older people care for Grandchildren,thus saving public funds for mothers who would be off work caring for kids as it doesn't pay to work,and also the proposer sees them as a 'problem' and as long as they don't 'take jobs off young people'. Why are young people so valuable and older people not? I know plenty of seventy year olds who contribute far more to the economy and humanity in general than many of our precious young generation yet they are devalued when they get older. It's outrageous to suggest that they move off the Island or simply be exterminated like some smelly old dog that no one wants because they got a fluffy cute puppy. Civilised countries are measured by how they treat their weakest members.............seeing elderly folks shuffling off to be ' put to sleep' makes me want to weep for what our society could even contemplate under the heading of 'saving money'.
  • Posted by Gigabyte April 18, 2017 at 17:55

    I'd just like to record that whilst I made the suggestion, because it is a possible tool to aid balancing the economy, I do not agree with it personally - I made it because increased longevity and the increasing costs of supporting a much older population than in the past is so often cited as a cause of some of our cash problems, and that is the obvious solution, the 'elephant in the room'.

    Personally I would prefer to remain an old codger and irritate the hell out of people like this than volunteer to be cut off in my pri
  • Posted by ninjadispenser April 25, 2017 at 16:05

    Perhaps if our overvalued young generation looked after their older relatives a bit better just as they were looked after by them when THEY were 'vulnerable' (oh how I hate that word) we would have a far better,more compassionate society. I thank Gigabyte for their last comment,it has lowered my blood pressure a lot! I just feel that older people get a raw deal and made to feel irrelevant and a drain on younger people.A lot of them sacrificed their youth to ensure freedom for the next generation and I think this should be recognised in their older age. Even parents who went without themselves to pay for education and a better life for their kids are cast into the shadows.I worked in Psychiatry for many years and the level of depression amongst older people is staggering,a lot of it because they have no near family and become lonely and feel life is pointless. Getting old is nothing to look foreward to so let's not make it worse for them.
  • Posted by FionaSmith April 26, 2017 at 11:48

    have you ever watched logans run??????
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