I'll give you Grumpy Old Men...
Thursday, 17 Feb 11 Overcast 24°C / 75°F
I checked, it’s not April fools day (and I rechecked just in case in my “dottage” I’d imagined I did it)
Today’s Herald Sun newspaper – not the most credible, and always published with the theme of let’s stir the great unwashed (Yes, I’m biting today!) has a lovely article about the older generation, and empty nesters in case you think you’re not included, that are unfairly taking up breathing space that should belong to families. Sorry, I exaggerate, living space.
A PLAN to offer stamp duty relief as an incentive for “grandpas and grandmas” in established suburbs to downsize has been put forward by a major city lobby group.
The Committee for Melbourne is also appealing to the moral sense of empty nesters to free up prime space so that younger generations can be closer to schools and other services.
Moral sense – Pffft. Money sense more like it.
Out of my cold dead hands you’ll get the deeds to the garden!
(post edited to remove profanity – See, I do think of the children! )