(Original post by yoshibuster)
One thing I don't understand is that people in this country always seem to make a big deal out of those claiming welfare. 'My hard working tax money' ' I don't want my preciously earned taxes going to single mothers', but do these people even pay attention to where ELSE their 'hard earned money' goes? You never hear them speak about it, it's just scroungers this, scrounger that...People like David Icke are right here, surely?
I mean why do people get so up in arms about someone on £50 a week on JSA, but they don't care if a rich, overweight, flabby politician spends some of their hard earned money on stuffing his face with sandwiches and kit kats each week? What about all those illegal wars your tax money paid for?
I have been on benefits before and also worked and it didn't bother me at all that I paid tax that went to help out single moms and those in desperation.
In a country that is still ruled by a monarchy, how can a guy claiming 50 quid a week or 300 quid a week housing benefit and eating tesco value noodles for dinner be your enemy?
The thing is, money is tight for everyone. There are many people paying taxes who are also eating tesco value noodles because their basic wage barely covers living costs, those counting down the time for their next paycheck because they are behind on their rent. If they weren't taxed, they would perhaps afford a little more than their cold dinner.
That's when people start questioning. My mum would have loved a big family, but she only has me and my younger sister, who is 8 years younger than me because that was when they could afford to raise another child. There's a family down the bottom of my road who has 9 children, and the parents has "back problems" so they can't work, yet their back is fine when they are having sex making more children every few years.
I suppose we do care if rich people are wasting their money, but I would argue they are not really taking ours, they are just not spending it in the same way we would. ... If you win the lottery, some people would splurge it all, some invest it, and others give to charity... just because they spend it on flashy cars or whatever, isn't really my business. Where I'm questioning, is money that gets taken from people who are already struggling to make ends meet with a job and given to the unemployed so they don't struggle.
I agree, that yes taxes pay for other things e.g. police, nhs, schools etc but if these kids were not given such a free ride, there would be less crime on the road and schools would be a pleasure to teach in. How many countries in the world where education is seen as a privilege, and students study hard to do well in life? Yet kids in Britain have got it all wrong and very willingly fail and not care about school, have a child at 16 etc etc..it's such a cycle. We need to teach children from a young age that we don't get things for free..but as long as there are such lenient rules on benefits, this won't happen.