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“Watson” on the 13th AVH pension

The news portal "Watson" comments on the Yes to the 13th AHV pension and the No to the pension initiative as follows:

"The baby boomers have rocked - probably not for the last time. The 13th AHV pension is coming. It was accepted much more clearly than expected. It is the receipt for the arrogance of the middle classes and the economy. And it was just the beginning. (...) It is definitely a breach of taboo, a sensation. And yet it can be explained. For a long time, the electorate willingly followed the call of the Federal Council, the bourgeoisie, the business community (and many in the media) to hold back on 'good deeds'. But they themselves are adhering less and less to this requirement. Why should it apply to the 'little people'? (...) The retired baby boomers will shape Swiss politics for years to come. Politics and business must find an answer to this. In their initial reactions to the Yes vote on the 13th AHV pension, they are showing themselves to be miserable losers. With this arrogance, they are provoking further similar results, for example with occupational pensions."

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