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    Benefits or low income.....

    Tried to get an appointment with our local RSPCA as my son's pet Gerbil is not well - HAPPY to give a donation but now they will only accept you if you are on benefits or low income.
    Which raises the question - if you are on benefits or low income just what the hell are you doing owning a pet that you can't afford to keep ?
    Seems to me these days the less you work or if you want to work at all, the MORE you get....

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    The way this country is going....

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    Laaabour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahuxham View Post
    Laaabour.
    More like Thatcher.........

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    Owwww My Balls!

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    LOL!!! Thats one brilliant film and will probably come true!

    Idiocracy

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    More like Thatcher.........
    Fair point. But thatcher didn't devise tax credits.....and it is the current administration which
    determine what the income thresholds are, although i'm sure tax credits in some cases
    replaced benefit[s] that the tories had devised or paid out in big numbers.

    The workless and low income trap does indeed stretch back many years, even before the current shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by siuko View Post
    LOL!!! Thats one brilliant film and will probably come true!

    Idiocracy
    Too true - a film which has really gone under the radar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by torledo View Post
    Fair point. But thatcher didn't devise tax credits.....and it is the current administration which
    determine what the income thresholds are, although i'm sure tax credits in some cases
    replaced benefit[s] that the tories had devised or paid out in big numbers.

    The workless and low income trap does indeed stretch back many years, even before the current shower.
    Don't get me started on Tax Credits - or child benifit. The WHOLE system needs scrapping and starting again. Maybe I should sit in my first classs train carrage and work out where it's gone all wrong. Well I have worked it out - the MPS these days only represent themselves and NOT the people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    More like Thatcher.........
    And it isnt asthough the current administration has had time to put things right, 13years is nothing when you're consentrating on lining your own pocket and pissing the tressury/pension fund/etc up the wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    And it isnt asthough the current administration has had time to put things right, 13years is nothing when you're consentrating on lining your own pocket and pissing the tressury/pension fund/etc up the wall
    I just think they want to match what happened on the 16th September 1992.......£3.5 Billion gone within hours....and there was me thinking my missus could shop !!

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    The entire political system is designed around keeping a certain class/group of people in power. The kind of people who go to Eton and end up as an MP via the families that have always been in power...

    It is very difficult for a new party, or a new person, to get into politics - they are just marginalised as a pointless vote.

    How many people do you know who have said they support one party but won't vote for them because 'its a wasted vote'? I know loads of them who want to support the Lib Dems, or the Greens but won't.

    We need proper constitutional reform in this country to get ourselves out of this rut.

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    Bloody benefits. My missus was genuinely better off living as a single Mum than we both are now that I've moved in with my £25k (she's a TA @ ~£11k). ridiculous, where's the encouragement for us to go out and work hard and do things the right way (as a family in our own property) when I could quit my job, claim benefits and we'd end up with more disposable cash in our pockets each month?

    I know that in the long run it will be worth it, but me if it isn't depressing right now.

    Sodding politicians.

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    Oh no! Gerby!? Whats wrong with him!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    I just think they want to match what happened on the 16th September 1992.......£3.5 Billion gone within hours....and there was me thinking my missus could shop !!
    Ohh i think they've topped that one. £180 billion in borrowing this year alone. National debt at what is it now, £3trillion?

    If thats what labour manage during the good times i dont think we need them in power for the hard times ahead.

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