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Where should the cuts fall?

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On 28 Mar 2015 at 2:41pm Laughing Tory wrote:
We have all seen the leaks by now from our treacherous civil servants regarding forthcoming cuts under the next Tory government,but which disadvantaged groups do the good people think should we bear down upon the hardest?Which group should we penalize the most? Remember we have 12 bn more cuts to make.I think we should stop all benefits after three months unemployment for example.Also why not scrap all housing benefit? That will encourage people to live within their means and free up valuable properties, often in prime locations for those who can afford them .Time to scrap the national health service?Scrap free education? Lets think outside the box.Let`s squeeze these useless shirkers till they turn blue.Ha ha ha.
 
 
On 28 Mar 2015 at 4:34pm Pleb Smasher. wrote:
More lies from the gutter press.

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On 28 Mar 2015 at 4:53pm Mavis wrote:
Well, we can't go on spending like Labour did !
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On 28 Mar 2015 at 5:19pm 8 miles from home wrote:
Let's cut the overseas aid. Let's spend our money in our Country.
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On 28 Mar 2015 at 6:00pm Ade wrote:
If you cut overseas aid, most of which is in credits given on condition goods and services are bought with it from Britain you'll increase unemployment here. Is that what you want?
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On 28 Mar 2015 at 7:01pm Celine wrote:
I'd cut child benefit completely. The world doesn't need more people, homebred little darlings don't want to get out of bed unless its to be David Beckham or some other brainless celeb. I'm all in favour of paying taxes for their education and health needs but let's not encourage having children directly - only have the number you can afford without any subsidy.
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On 28 Mar 2015 at 7:34pm Clifford wrote:
Celine wrote: 'The world doesn't need more people...'

As you're so concerned perhaps you'd like to be the first to go.
 
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On 28 Mar 2015 at 8:05pm Celine wrote:
No Clifford, I don't intend to go yet, though will do eventually like everyone. However, I haven't added to our overpopulated world.
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On 28 Mar 2015 at 10:57pm Bongo wrote:
I'd make LDC sell off all of its assets and make them build new housing on completely inappropriate locations. Oh wait...the Tory government is already doing that..........
I'd like to know where the money from these forced sales is going? The same way as the money is going from the sale of council housing stocks?
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On 28 Mar 2015 at 11:34pm Mavis wrote:
I agree with Celine. Child benefit was brought in after the war to repopulate, we don't need any more. The Chinese have the right idea, one child per couple. Oh listen to you scream !!
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 12:34am Sussex Dim wrote:
Why should benefit claimants be allowed to have any children at all? Could n`t they all be compulsilory sterilised?
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 12:46am Bongo wrote:
Sussex Dim, is it possible to unsterilise the benefit claimant when they have found a job which affords them to have a child?
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 2:37am Sussex Dim wrote:
No,that would be no incentive to get a job.Sterilisation should be permanent and preferably extremely painful.
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 6:47am 2 bricks wrote:
Clap them together with the scrote's scrotum between - that'll teach 'em ! Only hurts if you trap your thumbs.
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 11:41am Earl of Lewes wrote:
If you want a sensible answer, the biggest savings could be made by reducing the amount paid to affluent pensioners. No government would dare risk losing votes this way of course.
You may argue that it's wrong to penalise people who have worked all their lives, but the state pension was based on an assumption that people would draw it for around 10 years before popping their clogs. Few realised that in the future, a woman who retired at 60 stood a good chance of drawing her pension for 25 years. Of course we must protect the old and vulnerable, but I'd consider freezing the pension for those who are cash-rich.
 
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 11:41am Earl of Lewes wrote:
If you want a sensible answer, the biggest savings could be made by reducing the amount paid to affluent pensioners. No government would dare risk losing votes this way of course.
You may argue that it's wrong to penalise people who have worked all their lives, but the state pension was based on an assumption that people would draw it for around 10 years before popping their clogs. Few realised that in the future, a woman who retired at 60 stood a good chance of drawing her pension for 25 years. Of course we must protect the old and vulnerable, but I'd consider freezing the pension for those who are cash-rich.
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 11:50am Mavis wrote:
I agree Earl, but now they are drawing their pensions early, for cruises and conservatories, so they won't have any money for their care homes !!
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 12:04pm Celine wrote:
I agree Earl of Lewes. I know of 2 pensioners who are both millionaire's, both living in huge houses who get the heating allowance and free TV licence! Crazy! Benefits of any kind should be for those who need them!
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 2:33pm Dion wrote:
Cut ALL subsidies to railways - make the DFL commuters pay
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On 29 Mar 2015 at 5:27pm bastian wrote:
You cannot keep cutting vital services for the people who need them most-unless you have had experience of needing emergency help, you won't understand just how vital these facillities are to ordinary people. Care is one of them, rets breaks for adults loking after mentally handicapped kids/adults-services that are day centres for people with special needs and the elderly-who other wise feel isolated. Social services that need to protect the young from danger and try to build a healthier society when things have gone astray. Hospitals which 70% of normal people need available free at the point of call.
Schools play a huge place as child care for 85% of the population, they cannot be cut any closer to the bone either, not and do a good job of keeping kids safe and educating them for a stable society.
Note the words stable and healthier-the things that come top of the list for cutting by Tories are the things that keep society stable and healthy. All cuts are ideology based and will only chip away at all the already fractured state services, which YOU may not need in your imense wealth, but which others desperately rely on on a daily basis-quite alot of us actually. Raise taxes instead, put up NI by 1%, anything but cuts-you do realise that the tax pot is not only empty because of tax dodging, the worst thing is that it can never be fille dby the people who need it because their wages are so low, and at a standstill that they work full time but can contribure very little tax, possibly only 20% of 3000 over the tax limit of 10,000.


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