SMILING CARCASS'S TWO-PENNETH

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PAY, PAY AND PAY AGAIN

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There is a BBC report (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-14692596) that the unemployed may be made to pay full council tax.

It seems there is a need to save 10% off the current bill. But hang on; wasn’t that money taken off benefits by Thatcher’s government in the 1980’s and paid direct to the council? So effectively it is going to be taken twice.

And how are the single unemployed expected, out of around £56 a week supposed to find £20 council tax? That leaves £36 to eat, pay gas and electricity bills.

All the while the debate continues as to whether to keep (and it looks like it will go) the 50p tax rate and whether there should be a mansion tax.

How can any Tories or LibDems talk seriously about ‘Big Society’ and ‘we’re in it together’ while discussing tax cuts for the rich and benefits cuts for the poor? I would wonder how they sleep at night except for the knowledge they are all rich career politicians who have no conscience and will never know real poverty, injustice or deprivation. The sort that makes you mad enough to take to the streets.

Looks like once again the poor pay while the rich gain.

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Written by Smiling Carcass

28/08/2011 at 12:57 AM

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