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My view is that those found guilty of benefit fraud should be banned from any welfare payments for a 10 year period.
Make it harsh on those found to cheat and the numbers of those willing to cheat will fall.....
reply to post by Flavian
My view is that those found guilty of benefit fraud should be banned from any welfare payments for a 10 year period. "Harsh" i hear some of you cry but that is exactly my point. Make it harsh on those found to cheat and the numbers of those willing to cheat will fall. No unemployment payment, no housing benefit, etc.
Nick Clegg will block George Osborne’s plans to freeze welfare payments and make further spending cuts unless the Tories back plans for higher taxes on the wealthy.
In a bid to shore up his position ahead of this week’s party conference, the Lib Dem leader said he would veto calls for £10billion of extra benefit cuts.
And senior Lib Dems last night insisted they will not back Conservative austerity plans to keep slashing public spending until 2017 and beyond.
Originally posted by woodwardjnr
reply to post by mr-lizard
The problem is, everything clegg touches goes wrong. I think the Tories know that and that's why they will be happy to hear him talk about these wealth taxes. The perception of clegg is so bad that people will immediately disagree with his ideas, just because they are his ideas.
Originally posted by LordGoofus
I don't really see how this could go ahead. Surely even the dopiest of politicians could see that cutting welfare completely would leave thousands desperate and homeless and guarantee increased crime and possible riots?
Originally posted by jude11
So what many said would never happen may already be in the works. Not just reducing benefits but actually freezing them? How is this possible?
Originally posted by TruthxIsxInxThexMist
reply to post by jude11
This is BS but you know who's to blame?
The Scroungers who come here hoping to get benefits and live off the benefits like the Bulgarian Family who I read about recently.... she came with 3 children so got put up in a hostel until on bed flat came up but then another 6 kids came over and she needed a bigger house so she got one.... gets about £35,000 a year in benefits!!
These are the ones who need benefits stopped and all the others who come over.... once this is sorted, you will see a huge saving in benefits handouts!!
I see its a Millionaire who has come up with this proposal while he is most likely saving his cash up in an overseas account and not paying tax!!
edit on 24-9-2012 by TruthxIsxInxThexMist because: (no reason given)