‘Spare room tax’ blow for housing tenants across Cumbria
Last updated at 12:20, Saturday, 22 September 2012
Housing associations have warned that thousands of tenants will see their benefits hit when the ‘spare room tax’ comes into effect.
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Well said Hug a Hoodie Dave and Bailey. Get your priorities right before howling poverty.
this is dafet i have grandkids visit weekends 4 of them what can i do
Unfortunately, as the Condems say, we are in it all together. People have lost their jobs, their businesses and their livelihoods! Thatâs a massive step change that has left a lot of people broken. I genuinely feel sorry for people like this, who having went through that, will have more misery piled on them.
Those lucky to have jobs have seen no pay rises (some even pay cuts) coupled with increase in taxation. I fall into that bracket, but I certainly donât think I should cough up even more of my hard earned cash to fund shirkers, immigrants and hair-brained schemes etc. I chose to get qualifications and a career and make a better life for myself and if we didnât have people like that, the country would be in a sorrier state.
I was brought up in the 70âs, a time when the luxury of heating (and bathrooms) was reserved for the rich or people living in council houses. My parents bought a house, we had a coal fire an outside toilet and a tin bathâ¦but I survived and canât recall any bad memories of almost freezing to death etc. The country is in a bad state and unfortunately, Cameron and his rich counterparts arenât gonna changeâ¦.neither will any labour govt (once formerly lead by the multi-millionaire Mr Blair), so we are between a rock and a hard place. There are people who are truly vulnerable and likely this will be recognised with all sorts of other benefits! But there are a lot of long-term shirkers that have got used to their little luxuries (booze, fags, hols, cars, games consoles, smart phones) and may have to rethink their priorities! For those people in particular, I have no sympathy whatsoever, however, unfortunately for the decent folk, some of the bad uns will find unlawful ways of making ends meet.
The banks didnât get us into this state aloneâ¦there was a demand for their supply of cash. Yes, we can blame them for loaning money willy-nilly to potential bad debtorsâ¦but we can also blame people who donât have the sense to live within their means, knowing that they could take, take and deal with the consequences later (which are either bankruptcy or repossession of something they couldnât really afford to repay).We all have our gripes and are all affected by the recession in different waysâ¦ â¦.glad I am not having to sort out the mess we are in.