It is just common sense…..

January 24, 2012 at 11:35 am 1 comment

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Now, I am definitely becoming less Liberal the longer I grow in the tooth, but it is still not often that I find myself agreeing with a Conservative Government’s policy. But I have to say that I fully endorse the Coalition’s intent to cap benefits for the unemployed at £26 thousand net of tax – the equivalent of an annual salary of over £30 thousand, which is just under the national average salary for a man, and about £6 thousand more that the average for a woman.

How can it be right that you can earn more than the man on the London omnibus by doing absolutely nothing? Nada. By contributing absolutely nothing to society except bringing children into the world? Zip. Children who statistically go on to be an additional burden to the hard-pressed tax payer……..and so the circle completes itself.

How can it be that the Jeremy Kyle generation can live in houses in areas that a working family cannot?

If, Heaven forbid, I was to lose my job and could no longer afford to pay my mortgage then, guess what, I would have to move and downsize. That is the commercial and inevitable truth.

And, I am bemused as to how the left wingers and politically correct do-gooders and the Bishops can claim otherwise. Yes I feel sorry for the children. But the solution is not to give these people more money and to reward them for having more children that can grow to be an even bigger burden on the country. You solve that issue through education, tough love (such as a benefit cap), and, as a last resort, social services.

Most working families factor in their ability to afford as part of the family planning assessment.

It is not ethnic cleansing. It is simply common sense.

I saw a news report with a single mom who was receiving a weekly rent of £600 per week who claimed it was totally unfair that she should be expected to a) work and b) move to a smaller house in a less nice area. Why? What right do you have to take taxes from people working harder than you who cannot afford the lifestyle you have chosen for yourself?! You should get what you earn and reap what you sow. It makes my blood boil…….

  • The Independent View: The benefits cap policy is based on myths (libdemvoice.org)
  • The benefit cap: what does it mean and why is it unfair? (newstatesman.com)
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  • 1. Wingnut  |  January 24, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Middle man, I could not agree more. Nick Clegg is on another planet.

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