Originally posted by SearchLightsInc
Source is in the OP, no point me posting this topic without a source.
Sorry I didn't see it as it was at the bottom of the post. Might be an idea to add the title of the source rather than just "source" stands out a
Before I tackle your post below I just wanted to add something here.
The BBC news article you pointed to as source
Outcry over plans not to extend free school meals
Campaigners against child poverty have attacked plans not to extend free school meals provision in England. Ministers are shelving a scheme
devised under Labour to widen entitlement to free meals to more low income families.
The scheme, due to start this September, could have given free meals to 500,000 more families. Plans to expand a pilot scheme where all primary
children are given free lunches from three areas have also been dropped.
Pilot schemes are running in Durham, Wolverhampton and the London borough of Newham. The projects were due to be extended this September to five
other areas- Bradford, Islington in London, Nottingham, Cumbria and Medway in Kent.
So firstly, this is not a cut in front line services, it is a cut in proposed extension of services.
If you are a low income earner and you are currently entitled to free school meals you will still be entitled to school meals...
This was a pilot scheme and was not a policy.
So I fail to see how you deduce that this is a cut in front line services???
Now lets deal with a few of your points below....
Europe says the maximum working hour week per adult is 48hrs. Many adults work 40hrs a week and the sad fact is, if you did any over time, you
would be taxed on it, making those extra hours pointless. Where is the incentive?
Firstly you live in England, right? Do you recognise that England is a sovereign entity??
Yes its true that we live within the European continent but we are not governed by Europe, not yet at least. It was Labours plan and actions that sold
so many of our rights away to Europe.
It is the Conservative stand point that NO more rights be sold to Europe and that we stand strong and self sufficient as a country. We form the policy
on how many hours someone can or cannot work and currently if you wanted to you could work 80 hours a week.
as for tax, if you earn under £34000 a year your tax remains the same at 20% for anything over your allowances of around 6500.
If you earn up to £34000 you are hardly a low income earner now are you?
If you are referring to the tax credit scheme then you are right, this scheme is inherently wrong in the implementation and yet again guess what...
its a labour scheme....
The trouble with tax credits is that the more you earn, the less credit you get, so it feels that you are earning for nothing. The truth is however,
you are always better off working, as you are not capped to the total amount you can earn, where as relying on tax credit you are always capped at
your earning potential.
If you have kids you will be entitled to child benefit and families tax credit. my advice, stop using the tax credits all together. Stop claiming
them, and go out to work. It will make you feel so much better.
As for the sky subscription, what do people pay for a TV licence? all they show is repeats and adverts.
Typical conservative view that people should sacrifice what LITTLE they have so that government can "Save money" If the rich had it their way
we would barely have a change in clothes never mind a tv.
You are complaining that you have to pay for your childs meals but you won't make unnecessary pleasure entertainment cuts in your household??
You need to get your priorities straight!!
If I found myself in the unfortunate position where I couldn't afford to buy my children pack up, then I would be cutting my sky subscription and
looking at what other areas need to be cut to get the important things paid like feeding and clothing my family.....
Why doesnt cameron knock up the minimum wage a few quid so the citizens of this country that work for nothing can afford his
Because knocking up the minimum wage would damage the already rocky recovery. if you raise the total wage bill a company has by law to pay you will be
putting a lot of business out of business...
Are you honestly saying that they couldn’t have cut something else rather than cutting a service that is NEEDED?
You do realise that it will put people in abject poverty?
Or don’t you care?
Of course I care, but you are too short sighted to see what is for the best for you and the country.
Firstly the conservatives are not cutting major front line services, they are prioritising those services over other less necessary or wasteful public
What you need to do in your own household is do the same...
[edit on 15-6-2010 by Korg Trinity]