Originally posted by pikestaff
Any 'working class' person wanting to retire at 65, in the UK, with a decent pension, will have to put at least £400.00 a month into a pension fund, as soon as they start work, that's a huge chunk out of a real average yearly wage of £12.000, less income tax, value added tax, etc.
Originally posted by theMediator
Even if people do complain about welfare, theses people spend their money back in the system they live in, thus creating jobs and keeping the economy rolling.
Government changes to Britain's benefit system are the most significant for a generation. The geographic impact varies widely, with post-industrial regions such as Blackpool hit hard, while leaving wealthy southeastern townslargely untouched. The FT assesses the whether the potential long-term gain is worth the immediate pain.
Cuts to welfare payments will hit the local economies of northern towns and cities as much as five times as hard as the Conservative heartland southern counties, according to research commissioned by the Financial Times into the impact of austerity.
The government's radical reform programme, aimed at reducing one of the largest fiscal deficits among OECD nations by moving people off the benefit rolls and into work, is taking £19bn a year out of working-age social security between now and 2015.
Originally posted by Credenceskynyrd
With respect to pensions, how much of the pensions are paid via National insurance (as opposed to "welfare")- ie people have paid all their life into a system, so I wouldn't strictly class this as "welfare"
Also, this comment about housing benefit being paid to "landlords"- so what, the point of that is that the person living in the house is receiving a benefit by not having to pay 400 odd (or whatever the amount would be) a month to live there, as they would normally have to the pay the rent/mortgage themselves
Originally posted by Cobaltic1978
reply to post by Watchfull
I am not arguing on the case of a few indivduals who do exploit the system, I am merely pointing out the fact that the Government are trying to put all the economic problems onto a minority of people. The wrong people imo.
Sure there may be a number of people who fit your description, but my Mother-in-law claims DLA as she is severely disabled. She worked all her life and paid into a system that was designed to assist people in such circumstances.
People have already said it here, the corporations who pay zero tax, the bankers on inflated wages and a Government who are collusive in allowing this to continue. If you refuse to see through their lies, then obviously you are contented in supporting such people who are actually at the steering wheel of the bus, driving us into oblivion.edit on 11/4/13 by Cobaltic1978 because: (no reason given)