posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 02:41 PM
A lot of myth and misconception in this Thread! All MSM driven!
Here is a link to the probably the most authoritative blog on the subject. I have linked today's blog but the writer has produced a number of
research blogs on the subject and I would recommend anyone who will be affected by the changes to read all of the related posts in the blog.
Bedroom Tax – Cameron’s bogus argument over fairness at PMQs
Cameron clearly was uneasy and most definitely doesn’t understand or have any level of knowledge of the bedroom tax including saying his government
has set aside £50m to pay for this when in fact it is £30m.
For all the 'scrounger v striver' rhetoric the MSM are happy to NLP the population with, about 60% of those who will be affected by the bedroom tax
are those working part time or on NMW.
Fact is, the British taxpayer pays an additional £2,174,660,514 per year more to private tenants in housing benefit than we pay to social tenants.
Fact is that under the Tories, HB is already rising by £37.85 per second
You will also see Cameron repeating that Housing Benefit is now £23bn per year. This is the same Mr Cameron who in January 2012 said the Housing
Benefit bill had reduced. Yes the same Mr Cameron who admitted in December 2012 (inadvertantly) that he had lied to parliament over this in January
2012. The same Mr Cameron that heads up the same coalition which said it would reduce the then £20.8bn Housing Benefit bill it ‘inherited’ from
Laboutr by nearly £2bn. And yes the same Housing Benefit bill that stands at the latest figures (shamefully for August 2012) at £23.567bn some
£4.8bn per year OVER and above his own target.
Under this same Mr Cameron the Housing Benefit bill has risen by £37.85 PER SECOND since he took office (and yes that means every second of every
minute of every hour and 24 hours per day)
Not only is the cost of housing the underpaid and unwaged rising, the bedroom tax will cause it to rise further.
This tax is a nasty pernicious attack on some of the most vulnerable people in the UK and the government have lied to the electorate to get their
And another thing, where are all these 1 bedroom properties people will be expected to move to? Their is a shortage, even in the private sector.
Unless all those unsold 'executive flats' (you know, the ones without a proper kitchen) have been earmarked, perhaps for private landlords to
access? Like Grainger perhaps, the largest private landlord in the land and though I have been looking and have to find a link supporting this, I did
read somewhere that Grainger is a company that our lovelly PM holds plenty of shares in!
The bedroom tax is designed to shift public money from public purses to the coffers of private landlords, of whom I am sure, Cameron is not the only
millionaire property portfolio MP with a vested interest in further developing market share for the private sector.