posted on May, 11 2016 @ 08:44 AM
The welfare situation here in the uk is in a similar state, part of the reason for this is
Back in the early 21c a new benefit payment was started, working tax credit. It was supposed to suppliment earnings for those on low wages, to help
ensure financial security for families. This benefit is means tested, to ensure it helps those who need it the most. (according to the government)
I claimed this myself for a time, earning £15,000 pa part time, three teenage children and single (no child care needed as part time work). Bless
the labour government for donating £800 every four weeks into my household account.
A member of my family was married with a detached house and four young children, he earnt £40,000 pa (with overtime) his wife was a stay at home mum.
The government felt that they needed another £500 every four weeks too.
In my opinion working tax credits played a large part in creating our present economic situation as the government in their wisdom decided that
although tax credits were means tested, child support payments from an absent parent were to be disregared when calculating benefit payments. This
seemed like a great idea for those on low wages who received £25 per week child support, however it created a huge problem in society.
Just supposing a female on minimum wage chose to fall pregnant by a guy earning £40,000 pa she would be given a home, be able to claim tax credits
based on her low income, maximising her monthly income then gain something in the region of maybe £7,000 pa child support, taking her total income up
from maybe £15,000 pa to £22,000 pa. That doesn't seem like an excessive income however if you then consider that the same women had three children
by three men who all earned £40,0000 pa, her total income from child support alone would be £21,000 pa, her benefit entitlement would go up too, so
her low wage could potentially go up (with the help of tax credits) to £20,000 pa. In total earning £41,000 for being a part time shop worker with
three children whos fathers happened to be hard working and motivated.
Once the rules governing this benefit were worked out by the general public, the amount of single parent women having breast implants, expensive cars
and all inclusive holidays abroad shot up.
While this was happening, the big companies cottoned on, they took advantage of the welfare situation that topped up low wages, employing many more
part time staff (cheaper taxes etc). The profits shot up, the shareholders became wealthier so those with enough wealth to invest grew wealthier,
those whose who claimed benefits grew wealthier. (The only group that lost out was those who earnt too much to claim anything, but not enough to be
able to afford to make good size investments)
This ensured that the unskilled and poorly educated people were doing well in life, so encouraging them to have some faith in our governments,
trusting the system, those with inherited wealth, family connections etc were the government enjoying the privilages of the system, leaving the
average person who didn't/couldn't use financial loop holes working hard, paying huge amounts of taxes wondering why they were worse of than those who
were lacking personal dignity and pride.
The point of me explaning all of this is that in a very generalised way it shows how the powers that be have manipulated the economic situation to
their advantage in every way. We now have a situation where much more money is in the hands of the sheeple, they spend it on cosmetic surgery,
holidays, flat screens, tablets, laptops, mobile phones, pre-prepared food full of unhealthy junk, packed in unhealthy junk and with far less
nutritional value than food used to hold. These people are spending money that doesn't exist, on things society shouldn't value, drinking in the
propaganda from main stream media all the while dumbing themselves down, becoming even more enslaved to a consumerist society, the profits of which
flow upwards and stay there.
(To me this seems to go against the laws of nature, as far as im aware, the only thing on our plant that naturally flows upwards is hot air!)
At this present moment, our government has cut right back on benefit entitlement due to balloning costs. Out of all those that were entitled to claim
a few years back, the only people who are sailing through austerity are those with the large child support payments.
We too now have a huge % of our population claiming something from the government, (far more that the numbers given for unemployment benefit) Many of
those who grew up with this welfare system seem to have a sense of entitlement, believing that the tax payer should enable them to have a decent
standard of living, they seem to be missing the necessary skills and/or motivation to make financial changes themselves. (a single parent with a
mortgage, a part time job and five children once told me that she had never resorted to claiming benefits. The large amount of tax credits she
received were not in her mind welfare benefits, this boggled my mind)
Sorry for waffling on, this is something that really gets me wound up, todays society has successfully created a generation of people that have a huge
sense of entitlement (think the young newly weds who expect to buy a new home, while having holidays aboard, a decent car and a social life, compare
that to the newly weds of earlier times who saved hard and went without for years to save for a home while bringing up children)
This subsection of society took huges amounts of money from our government, funnelled it back to those who run our government, the very people who can
afford tax avoidance advice.
So taking this to an extreme, when our country hit its financial limit in terms of expenditure, the rug was pulled away from under those who benefited
the most, leaving a large % of this group intellectually dumbed down with a sense of
entitlement, creating a group of people that it no longer benefited the government to have around.
I expect that slowly but surely people from this group will either adapt mentally to the new conditions or die out.
Leaving those with useful skills, motivation and intelligence to rebuild our economy. Once it is rebuilt, when the poor are again useful as a "money
laundering service" they will be encouraged to develop a sense of entitlement yet again, with the ultimate aim of funnelling the income of the
hardworking up to those with status and privilage.
Perfect system! I suspect this is happening in many first world countries, including the us. Perhaps someone can tell me if they see similarities in
the way america runs its welfare system?
Apologies for the length of this, I hope at least one person can make sense of my thoughs.