IDS stands up looks at can of worms .. but declines to open it.
why not? surely those 'pensioners' with large incomes dont need the free tv licenses or bus passes.. etc etc
and surely they'd have no issue with this been redistributed to thier fellow old folk who dont have it as comfortable as they do?
what can the argument possibly be that higher rate tax payers over 65 need help with thier fuel bills?
what is the argument that higher rate tax payers over 65 need help with the 30 quid for an eye test or thier viagra prescription.
and yet despite the 998000 pensioners who have assets of more than a million pounds many do not and they should be provided for.
do the tories seriously believe that if they should make benifits targetted to the vunerable that those millionaires are going to vote labour instead?