Poll: Majority oppose lawmakers 
’double dipping’

More than 70 per cent of respondents to last week’s caycompass.com online poll do not think Cayman’s legislators should be able to draw a pension while they are still drawing a salary.

Of the 532 total respondents, 378 – or 71 per cent – said legislators shouldn’t be able to double dip. “We can’t, why should they?” said one person.

“If the pension and salary are from the government, then no,” said someone else. “But if the pension is from government and the salary is from the private sector, I don’t see an issue.”

“Pensions are there for when you retire, or at least that’s what it’s supposed to be,” said another respondent. “Not so with the legislators apparently.”

Another 116 people – 21.8 per cent – said active legislators should be able to draw a pension, but only after they had reached the age of 60.

“It’s ridiculous to think of someone who is only 55, still earning a top salary and drawing a pension on top of it,” said one person. “It’s no wonder our politicians will say anything or do anything to get elected and stay elected.”

“Legislators should be no different than any other individual,” said someone else.

Only 26 people – 4.9 per cent – thought legislators of any age should be able to draw a pension while they’re still drawing a salary. “If they are eligible for it, then why not?” said one person.

Twelve people – 2.3 per cent – responded ‘I don’t know’ to the question.

Next week’s poll question:

Which non-human pest in Cayman annoys you the most?

Feral chickens

Green iguanas




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