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Almost a quarter of Britain's children will be left in poverty by the end of this decade because of the Government's tax and benefit changes, a think-tank is warning.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
It's easy to blame the government in cases like this.
Because clearly it's the governments fault for the poor to continually pop out the kids despite not being able to support and feed the kids they already have...
The "squeezed middle" will also be hit by the biggest drop in average incomes since the 1970s, according to a bleak report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS.)
Typical families will see their annual income drop by around £2,000 by 2013, it said.
The IFS blames the tough economic situation and - more controversially - the Government's welfare policies.
Originally posted by brommas
As for us being the "greatest empire ever until recently" , that depends upon your point of view really, i am sure Rome had the same thoughts, although not many would have agreed with them. We may have raised standards in other countries that we invaded and plundered, but that is about all you can say really, and we did steal pretty much every countries wealth that we took over, hey but that is ok.
edit on 11-10-2011 by brommas because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Walkers
Too many people coming here, breeding and taking school places, jobs and houses from the English. The burden on the system is extremely great. We need to start shipping people back to where they come from.
they first came for the Communists - and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews - and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists - and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics - and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me - and by that time no one was left to speak up.