Not getting into this argument griff. I did pay tax on the residue of my income and I am still paying tax on my earned pension to which I contrbuted. Probably better off if I had done brugger all. The point was if the government is handing out money I must have contributed by virtue of 63 years of paying taxes.
Ah - there's nothing fair about taxes. People make that mistake.
You can contribute all your life and then get run over by a bus when you're 64.