posted on Sep, 23 2012 @ 05:31 PM
Okay, time for some reality here.
They are not planning to end all social welfare, the "cut" is that they will not be increasing welfare payments in-line with inflation, which
is how it has been done.
There has been discussion previously that welfare rates should calculated in correspondence with average wages rather than inflation, because
inflation is rising faster than wages.
Cameron is proposing that the increase in benefits be halted for two years, not that they end the social welfare system for two years!
I despise this toff boy government with a passion, but lets be honest here and face facts, not distort or ignore the truth for sensationalism.
I agree that this is actually not necessary. The money could come from proper taxation of the wealthy scum in this country who refuse to pay their
fair share. Corporations make deals with HMRC to pay less than they owe, because a long legal process would cost the government more than it is worth.
The government needs to create a law removing the right of a corporation from "negotiating" its tax obligations - they earn ten billion, they pay a
set level in tax, no debating and no legal recourse.
There are also issues when it comes to people abusing the system. There are people out there who claim benefits and somehow manage to have Sky TV,
smoke, drink, run two cars... these people generally have kids, and they steal the money that is supposed to be set aside for their children and spend
it on themselves.
There is no quick fix to this problem. Previous governments have failed to deal with it, but this is not the way to deal with it.
The idea that we are "all in this together" is a complete myth. The rich ARE getting richer. The upper class isn't making any sacrifices at all.
The government is targeting the middle and lower classes across the country.
As others have mentioned, I fear that this is simply going to anger the people of this country even more. The government really has little idea of how
seething with rage the people are. We are one step away from scenes reminiscent of the Poll Tax riots.
We are not alone in this. What happened to Greece is now starting here, and in France, and in Spain, and throughout the world. We're not being told
about the rolling protests around the world. It's coming to the UK, and it will hit the USA too.
I fear that last years August riots were a preview of what's to come. All it will take is a spark, and so begins the spiral to another revolution.