Monday, 23 January 2012

Don't cap it, scrap it.

"Keep them enslaved and they'll vote for us"


And it begins. The long awaited clamp down on exactly how much of our money the idle can lay claim to as "entitlement", the Welfare Cap will be tested tonight in the house of Lords.

The unelected and appointed and the Bishops will pontificate over whether £26,000 is enough of a free handout for a family to raise children and buy necessities whilst up and down the land, the employed are cleaning toilets and stacking shelves at night to make ends meet.

The left is apoplectic, as it's client voters are told by evil men that they might, just might have to make do on less. Except of course, they aren't making do on less. The poor never saw a penny of the huge rents private landlords were able to charge the Council for ex council houses they bought at knock down prices just 25 years ago. As long as the money tree was there, they could charge what they liked, safe in the knowledge that the Council Tax payer and "Central government" would rather cover it than see one homeless person on the street.

So let's spare a minute to think about the poor employed person in London. His wages are kept low because someone else is paying his rent for him. His landlord and his boss are laughing all the way to the bank as the state makes up the difference between what he should earn and pay for rent if the market were free, his Labour MP is delighted knowing he'll never bite the hand that feeds him and his social worker gets to keep her job making sure he never knowingly misses a state benefit to keep him hopelessly dependent on handouts.

It's a step in the right direction. Personally, I see no need to fund the feckless, let them live off the land in Wales if needs must. After all, their grand parents did before a hairy lipped Oxbridge Fabian turned up and told them they could have exactly what the rest of us have, by force if necessary. If you want to free the poor, strip them of the enslavement of State funded landlords and employers happy to exploit the taxpayer, they'll do just fine in the real world.

Falling rents, higher wages, lower taxes - all due to the State just leaving us alone for a change. About time too.

Oh, and don't forget to read my Monday column at Blottr

2 comments:

rainbowape said...

This bit;
"Except of course, they aren't making do on less. The poor never saw a penny of the huge rents private landlords were able to charge the Council for ex council houses they bought at knock down prices just 25 years ago. As long as the money tree was there, they could charge what they liked, safe in the knowledge that the Council Tax payer and "Central government" would rather cover it than see one homeless person on the street."
...is just bollocks. Housing Benefit covers about £50-60 a week, anything else is paid for by the tenant. I popped over to read your blog after reading one of you tweets which sparked an interest and a possibility of shared views. With this blatant and lazy, so called, fact I won't be reading anymore. Not that that will bother you, nor should it, but I did want you to know of my disappointment.

Bucky said...

https://www.gov.uk/housing-benefit/what-youll-get I can't find any limit

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