Brian Brennan: Pension piracy so much easier than taking on the privileged
NO self-respecting pirate would stoop so low as to steal the handful of doubloons that an old shipmate had put aside over the years so as to afford a little daily grog to comfort him in his old age.
Nevertheless, the ageing buccaneer generally deemed it prudent to bury his or her treasure in a remote spot only identifiable by an X on a well-hidden map.
Our Government didn't need a map. They know where the treasure is buried and they have no qualms about dipping into it.