Society seems to be divided into two units.
There are the productive units who go out and earn money and pay their taxes like good little people. They then spend that money and pay more taxes. They are Good Units.
Then there are the non-productive units. These are divided into several sub-groups. There are stay at home partners, who are Good Units as they provide support for the productive ones. There are children who have to be groomed and educated to become productive units, and also make excellent fodder for propaganda. They also are Good Units. Then there are the elderly units who frankly are a pain in the arse as they are no longer productive and essentially just leech money from the tax coffers and clutter up the hospitals. The latter are very definitely Bad Units.
The gubmint has been throwing an idea around for a while. Basically they want to shift those Bad Units out to the back end of beyond where they can fester and die, so that the Good Units move into the Bad Units' property.
"Well, Mrs O'Grady, you live in a fine big house here. We know that your husband [God rest his soul] worked his entire life to provide you with this mansion but we think it would be much better if you moved to a mobile home in the wilds of Connemara. We realise that you don't know anyone over there, but who needs friends at your age?
You must appreciate that we need your house so that a
productive deserving unit family can move in and be close to his work. Just think of the money he will have to give to our friends in the banks for the next twenty or thirty years? Just think of the massive taxes he'll have to pay while he is working? He will be contributing to the tax pot society whereas you are just taking without producing anything. That's not right, is it?
And just think of the homeless. You do realise that's your fault? Here you are sitting in a big house on your own while we could use the space to house a proper family?"
Speaking as an individual, and as a Bad Unit [of which I am proud] I wonder why they are so keen to keep us alive. Here we are, sucking up resources and occupying perfectly good houses that would be much better used by good tax paying citizens and solving the housing crisis.
Next they'll be pushing for voluntary [and ultimately involuntary] euthanasia at 65.
Can't have us oldies cluttering up the place, can we?