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Maria Caulfield and Tax credits

On 20 Oct 2015 at 6:15pm 8 miles from home wrote:
I've just heard Maria stand up and say that an employer should pay their employee more money rather than the employee relying on the Tax credit system. If an employee was to lose £1300 over a year and worked a 35 hour week they would need an increase of around 75p an hour (£25 a week). Will Maria be supporting strike action for those employed but not receiving their pay rise's?
On 20 Oct 2015 at 6:27pm Red Ken wrote:
She's too busy with her nose in the trough to give a stuff.
On 20 Oct 2015 at 7:06pm Annette Curtin-Twitcher wrote:
This shows that the Tories don't give a stuff about the "hardworking families" they purported to be helping.
If they were serious about helping families, they'd postpone the tax credit cuts until the minimum wage has been increased to living wage level. And introduce rent controls. For many families with 2 earners, one pay packet is entirely eaten up by rent.
On 20 Oct 2015 at 8:54pm Corbynite wrote:
What a typically naïve and/or cruel Tory idiot.
On 20 Oct 2015 at 9:58pm jay wrote:
How does that affect the self employed on tax credits?
On 20 Oct 2015 at 10:22pm PatGrant wrote:
I heard her on the radio saying that she supported tax credit cuts and people could then just work longer hours to make up the difference. She also seems to have a rather poor memory and said it was Alistair Darling who introduced tax credits as Chancellor (not exactly a strong grasp on recent political history but then again not exactly the sharpest tool in the box is she? - didn't seem to know whether she lived in Sussex or Wales for years). I also note that anytime she is asked a question she seems to feel it necessary to mention that she is a cancer nurse whatever the subject

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On 20 Oct 2015 at 10:26pm jay wrote:
I can envisage many s/employed people being forced onto the dole if the tories pursue with this savage cut
On 20 Oct 2015 at 11:16pm The Tories hate us wrote:
The Tories are the enemies of the working poor.
On 21 Oct 2015 at 9:31am JSA wrote:
jay - Don't think the self-employed can go on the dole, because they would have had to made themselves un-employed in the first place. You work for yourself so your desitiny is in your own hands. That's how I see it. (Been self employed over 30 years).
On 21 Oct 2015 at 11:15am RedFlag wrote:
As far as Tories are concerned the poor are scum who deserve to be downtrodden. Let's take the little they do have away from them and give it to the vastly more deserving self-entitled toffs and bankers (who are bankrolling the Tories). At the same time let's cut legal aid & charge £1200 for an employee to begin employment tribunal proceedings. Therefore an employer can basically do what they wish with no recall as most employees can't afford to challenge them in court.
Meanwhile remove any realistic chance of a strike by making it 40% of people need to vote for a strike. (What % of votes did the Tories get in on?). Not 40%. Also remove Labour party funding by making union members opt-in & then change the constituency boundaries in favour of the Tories. If this was done in China it wold be called corrupt dictatorship.
On 21 Oct 2015 at 11:52am Old Bloke wrote:
What a load of old tosh from the Lewes Branch of the Che Guevara hand wringers
Employers should pay proper wages rather than being bailed out by the tax payer
On 21 Oct 2015 at 12:05pm Real wrote:
From a diagnostic manual on mental disorders (DSM-IV) as one symptom of a mental disorder called “narcissistic personality disorder”:
Believes that he or she is “special” and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions).

Is inter-personally exploitative, i.e., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends.
On 21 Oct 2015 at 12:54pm Deal wrote:
What has been said about the Tories is as true as it has ever been. The only difference is that under Thatcher we were fed a smokescreen that made us ( the poor) think we were onto a winner and would become middle class. Now there is nothing to sell off, no remote British islands to defend, and no vegetables in Parliament. Oh, by the way the Lords may stymie the tax credit cuts.
On 21 Oct 2015 at 12:56pm New Left Thinking wrote:
For people who don`t strike, don`t break the law, use public services and feel unionised public sector workers are not under-rewarded ( as if ) and dislike the easy withdrawal of these services , these may seem to like reasonable adjustments.
If the question is “ Do you want more money and less work” , that less than 40% will say yes ,seems fairly extraordinary, and not a terrible hurdle for public sector employees to jump before removing services we have paid for.
Anyone wishing to support the Labour Party is welcome to absolutely no obstacle is in the way and as for constituency boundaries they are currently weighted against the Conservative Party and have been for years. The Labour Party have scandalously delayed enacting the recommendations of the boundary commission to restore some sort of numerical parity.
Overall if anyone has better ideas about where cuts should be made I'm sure we would all like to know. We are still borrowing around £75bn per annum and the magic money tree is as yet undiscovered there will be cuts.I have dealt with the various fantasies involving squeezing "the rich" and such like before.
Its odd there used to be Liberals and moderate on this forum its all bawling class warriors now . Who cares what they think really .
On 21 Oct 2015 at 2:26pm Who me? wrote:
A Conservative is:
A historyless, cultureless person who believes that life today is normal, and that things have always been normal; and who judges that Globalization must be good for people because it is merely an improvement on what is normal – that is, the subjection of everything to Economy. A Traditionalist, by contrast, grasps Globalization as the exportation of crisis not only to every quarter of the world, but to every city, town, and village of every niche of every quarter of the world. A Traditionalist grasps that Progress is deeply abnormal, globally existential in its implications, and that its crisis-mongers cannot be bought off. The price of stopping them is much higher than any simple bribery – and there is no room for hedging.
On 21 Oct 2015 at 2:33pm Belladonna wrote:
New Left thinking is Paul Newman, arch Tory stirrer. Funny he never comments on threads on more local matters. STFU Paul and do something useful for your local community instead of trolling on here
On 21 Oct 2015 at 2:42pm Who me? wrote:
Presumably you were head of the debating team at school with such well polished rebuttals BD?
At least Paul puts his effort in. Why not just ignore it?
On 21 Oct 2015 at 3:08pm Newt wrote:
Old Bloke, your correct employers should pay a decent wage. However they won't or can't, so tax credits will be taken and people particularly children will suffer. This government is cruel, heartless and plain blind to the real issues and struggles of working families.
On 21 Oct 2015 at 9:41pm Sussex Dim wrote:
I don't know what all the fuss is about. The cuts to my income will be more or less the cost of taking my family on holiday every year.
That's a tiny sacrifice to make, if it helps keep our country's winners in the lifestyle they were born into, as is their entitled right.
God bless 'em all.
On 21 Oct 2015 at 11:25pm Maria Cauliflower wrote:
Well plebs,what did you expect when you voted for me?

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