Besides which, how can you possibly know the circumstances which lead to someone being a single parent? Or are you saying that if the family unit doesn't stay together, they deserve hardship?
The fact that nobody wants to admit is that there is more than enough to go around, especially now. We just seem to be obsessed with this idea of entitlement based on your position. That's a whole other argument though.
It's much better to have a headline "Woman has 4th kid...and she's on BENEFITS!" That way you can get the middle classes all hot around the collar!
Maybe it could be replaced by a restrictive voucher scheme?
I have to say I do enjoy lighting the blue touch paper.......:rolleyes:
It would be to improve their quality of life, surely?
A utopian view, if ever there was one!Quote:
Everybody needs to be in it together rich, poor, young and old
You will NEVER get those at the top of the pyramid worrying about those at the bottom.
2. "You will never get those at the top of the pyramid worrying about those at the bottom"
Well there's two things that you can do in that case, try and win them around or join them. Doing nothing seems a bit defeatist?
Government estimates put benefit fraud at around £~1bn a year. That's 0.5% of the £200bn welfare and pensions budget. Worth attention sure - look after the pennies and all that. Tax avoidance on the other hand costs £10bn. I think the governments answer to this has been to cut the number of tax inspectors and increase the numbers in benefit fraud. Sounds like a good plan.
4 pages in and no one has even mentioned Hitler. I'm inpressed.