Bedroom Tax Have The Tories Lost The Plot?
Few things annoy me as much as when the common people are taken for a ride. Just living in England makes us one of the most expensive countries in the World.
Whether we work a forty hour week, or even part time, the expense is so bad that the majority of us, especially down the South of England, would have to work three life times at our current earnings to be able to buy a house.
Especially in London.
We have had bad taxes before, but the bedroom tax that is on everyone's lips at the moment, has to be the stupidest and most vile.
Over the years we had poll tax, which was about as popular as a sinking ship, Inheritance tax which is just downright wicked, and if that wasn't bad enough we were then subjected to something called HIP (Home Information Pack) which came as part of the Energy Performance Certificate.
For anybody who doesn't know what this was, in a nutshell it involved having to buy a package of information when you were selling your house.
Allowing a government paper pusher to come around and wait for it, tell you whether you needed insulation, had a crack in the wall, and whether the heating was okay!
How do I know this? My brother was selling his house and had the indignity of having this person tell him the blatant obvious.
Now my brother is a clever guy, and to sit there and listen to a 20 something tell him stuff that he knew, and even worse pay over 300 pounds, (approx 450 dollars) to state the obvious was teeth grinding.
Since he has paid it, the government in their wisdom have now scrapped it! Did we get our money back? Did we heck.
But lets not pick the bones out of the old system. Lets go straight onto the fact that I, in my lack of wisdom voted for the Conservatives. Yes I know, stupid. But I always voted for them. As a hard worker we sat back and saw the Labour party let in all the immigrants, give them large handouts and then pass on to them the best council houses. Whether it was them who started that or the Tories I don't really care at this point.
My main gripe now is the bedroom tax. It even sounds stupid. What next? Toilet tax? How many times you take a dump in one day? Sounds idiotic, but the way this country is going it would not surprise me.
Okay, here goes. The Bedroom tax. The government are running out of money. So instead of giving handouts literally the second a foreigner steps of the plane, and yes that's true, they have decided to pick on the poor or old.
After spending years paying taxes in this country, fighting two world wars, and probably having family in England since the Norman conquest back in 1066 AD which added up means thousands and thousands of pounds paid in tax, they are now having to pay for having an empty bedroom in their house.
Remember they are paying rent for the house anyway. But if one of their family has moved out, and there is a spare room, and are on Social Security (welfare) they are going to make them lose up to 30 pounds at least, a fortnight!
Okay, you may be muttering that a lot of these people on handouts are taking as much as they can, have 20 children each and all smoke and drink. Not forgetting the fact that they have never worked. Fair enough that is true. So why don't they wheedle out those dole scroungers and leave the sick and old alone?
And even more to the point, why do the government give money to immigrants the second they get into the country? If that wasn't bad enough they even give them money to send back home to their families abroad!
According to the Scottish newspaper The Daily Record, sex offenders will not have to pay bedroom tax purely because they are not allowed to Let Out a spare room, and are impossible to rehouse.
Pensioners have been told that they won't have to pay bedroom tax in April. What they were not told is that by October they will be caught in the net if they have an extra room and younger people living with them.
If you have a three bedroom house and two children, the children will be made to share a room so that the bedroom tax will have to be paid on the 'spare' room.
Around 450,000 disabled people will have to pay bedroom tax. Many of these people even though they are married use the extra bedroom because of illness.
With medical equipment, special beds and oxygen storage taking up the main room they have moved into the other room because of space. Even though the room is being used the Government state that couples should sleep together.
Do You Really Want To Take Money Away From Them?
Many of these people live alone and are old and even sick. They may have no family left and have done their bit in the War. Now they face poverty. Starvation and hypothermia are another factor if they lose that extra money a week. At the same time the Tories are giving tax allowances to the rich. Says it all doesn't it?
They seem to forget that many people live on the poverty line. Unlike Mr. Cameron who comes from a well to do family who had enough money to send him to Eton.
And that's what annoys me. These ex public schoolboys look down their noses at the common people. They believe that they are poor, lazy and stupid.
Two points on that one. First of all if we had all been given the privileges that they have we would all be cabinet ministers by now. Have these guys ever had any hardships? No I don't think so.
And the second point is to be born on the lower rung of the ladder means we have to work harder, have more intelligence and most importantly have good health just to get partially up the first few rungs of the ladder. Yet they look down their noses at us. You can tell a person by their hands as my old mum used to say.
A hard working man or woman has callouses and lines, showing the hard graft that they have put in. Take a look at the Prime Minister and his government. Their hands are lilly white and soft. They have never had to push. They have never had to work their way up.
Don't you dare look at us that way. This Country has been built by the poor hard working people, so that you can go to public school and have thousands of pounds allowance from mummy and daddy.
I for one will never vote for them again. They have let me down, my country down and now they disgust me.
Why did I write this? Because it affects one of my elder relatives. Who by the way was in the Air Force in the last War. She also lost a brother. But hey, that doesn't matter does it Mr. Cameron?
All I ask is that you show some decency to the people who have made this Country great. Forget the dole scroungers, just keep in mind that those people with dignity who will be the ones suffering. I thought you had sense. Show it.
Bedroom Tax Protesters
Hows This For Disgusting?
Janet Bell was in the headlines recently when she was told that she would have to pay bedroom tax on a room that had been converted into a lift shaft.
A vertical lift was put in because she suffers really severe epilepsy so cannot use the stairs. Even though technically there is no longer a bedroom there, she will still have to pay the bedroom tax.
THIS IS WHAT BRITAIN HAS BEEN REDUCED TO. THIS IS THE COUNTRY THAT HAS KEPT OUR LITTLE ISLAND SAFE FOR A THOUSAND YEARS BY THE POOR, HARD WORKING POPULATION. THIS IS HOW WE ARE REPAID. THE TORIES AND THE LABOUR PARTY HAVE RUINED IT OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS. NOW THEY TREAT US LIKE DIRT.
STOP GIVING OUR MONEY AWAY AND LOOK AFTER THE BRITISH FOR A CHANGE.