What's all the "this government" does this, does that etc?
Governments around the world of all political persuasion are tackling the same issues. Look across the Channel at the mess and unsurprising compromise/botch introduced by a Socialist government in France recently. Look back at what happened in CEE. See what is happening with fire service pensions in the US......etc. This is a challenge faced by Tories, Liberals, Labour, Socialists (just in case they are not the same thing!), Republicans, Democrats, Social Democrats etc (althought the Europeans are hiding the data at the moment, Quelle Surprise!),
Its not politics - ok not entirely - its demographics, economics and fairness with a bit of politics thrown in.
Dont worry AA, as a teacher you can look that cheeky boy in the corner in the eye and think, you might be a smart ar$e now but don't forget that in the future you are going to have to pay for me to sit on my sofa sucking my werthers/playing a few holes of golf in a style that will never be available to anyone of your generation. And as a teacher that is what I call "fairness."
Governments value their employees so much, that they condemn their financial futures to something that is little more than a Ponzi scheme. In the private sector, this would be illegal...I wonder why?