"Older people who are not very old could be making a very useful contribution to civil society if they were given some incentive or recognition for doing so. We’re prepared to say to people if you’re not looking for work, you don’t get a benefit. If you’re old and you’re not contributing in some way, maybe there should be some penalty attached to that. These debates never seem to take place."
Said Lord Bichard —— great name — an ex-chief of the Benefits Agency in the UK.
ADDED: "So who’s going to pay for you to live to be 100?"