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Is there anyone left on here that defends this Government?

do you support the governments plans to repay the uk debt ?  

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  1. 1. do you support the governments plans to repay the uk debt ?

    • yes i support the governments plans to repay the debt
      74
    • no i do not support the governments plan to repay the debt
      77
    • i dont care at all.
      9


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As Wex says above, it was capped to stop the crazy situation of some people demanding larger houses in expensive areas at the tax payer's expense - houses that most honest working people would never be able to afford.

 

I can't say I've ever heard of these types of scenario first hand, just the usual sensationalist BS you read in the daily wrags which are trying to influence peoples' opinions. Unfortunately sensationalist BS is what sells newspapers and that is so disappointing and it says a lot about today's society.

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Housing benefit was capped to prevent greedy landlords and work shy families from living it up on huge houses while the rest of us scrimped and saved to afford a roof over our heads. The cap does not mean people will be thrown out of their homes. There is plenty of housing available below the limit.

 

Housing benefit in the UK was completely ****-eyed, some even received more money per month than their actual rent costs and so have a little windfall over others.

 

Are you saying the new housing benefit system is wrong and people should continue to be supported for years in their home and even be over paid for their rent?

 

I wonder what percentage of claimants lived in these huge houses? Very few i'm betting, but you can bet each one got the full glare of publicity in the press, giving the impression that the practice was more widespread than it actually was.

 

What evidence have you that there's plenty of affordable housing available?

Not in my experience. And who get's more money for rent than the actual rent costs? I don't know of it happening to anyone.

 

With the state of things at the moment people have to be supported or they will become homeless, (homelessness is already rising rapidly.)

 

Is that what you want?

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In other words when Churchill attacks Socialism he's spot on, but when he attacks the Conservatives he's not.

 

Another nutty saying to add to the list on my other post. Cheers :thumbsup:

 

Maybe you should re-read wex's post. He was simply quoting both different views of Churchill, not advocating one over another.

 

The only "nutty saying" is yours for trying to put words in his mouth.

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Maybe you should re-read wex's post. He was simply quoting both different views of Churchill, not advocating one over another.

 

The only "nutty saying" is yours for trying to put words in his mouth.

 

Fair enough :)

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Housing benefit was capped to prevent greedy landlords and work shy families from living it up on huge houses while the rest of us scrimped and saved to afford a roof over our heads. The cap does not mean people will be thrown out of their homes. There is plenty of housing available below the limit.

 

 

You are completely wrong, the Housing Benefit cap is a very clever political move as it gets people like yourself outraged when in reality it only affects a couple of hundred people.

 

Meanwhile millions are having thiers cut by£10-50 a week and no-one mentions this.

 

I give the wretched party credit for their tactics, I give no credit to anyone that defends the overall policies of making the poor pay for the mistakes of the rich bankers.

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You are completely wrong, the Housing Benefit cap is a very clever political move as it gets people like yourself outraged when in reality it only affects a couple of hundred people.

 

Meanwhile millions are having thiers cut by£10-50 a week and no-one mentions this.

 

I give the wretched party credit for their tactics, I give no credit to anyone that defends the overall policies of making the poor pay for the mistakes of the rich bankers.

 

Thanks for posting this. There's no better party than the Tories and their compliant media buddies at pushing the buttons of certain sections of Britian's indignant middle classes and wannabe middle classes. There's a set menu of buttons that elicit a 100% reliable unthinking Pavlovian response. I'd love to list the posters on here who I think get all their news from the Daily Mail and Daily Express but that would be rude. I can imagine them near choking on their Alpen every morning as they read about the latest antics of the workshy unemployed, immigrants or other bogey men that their favoured papers/politicians instruct them to be scared of.

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