The message is coming through loud and clear--- most NZers, including many of your National Party supporters--- the big flash ones--- raise the bloody age of retirement to 67. Hell--- even us lowly ones at the bottom are even saying it . You won't lose many votes. Just pull your head out of the sand and do it.; We have to look to the future, not just the perceived threat of wining or losing at the next election. It's OK to back-down, John.!