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We've got a new government and they are doing their best to reduce the huge deficit that the Labour government left and, painful as it is, they are doing it the right way. The issue here isn't the government or the fact that we're going to have it tough for a while.
My gripe is regarding the whining and complaining of those who are on a good salary and are getting child benefit too. It was their choice to have a child, or children for those who have more than one. The thing is, why should the taxpayer support them? How about starting to live within your means - including saving for your future and retirement years? I suppose most of these moaners will want the government to pay for them in their old age too, which of course will include holidays abroad, cigarettes, drink etc.
Get off my back you spongers. I've brought up my family during the period when you were assisted with maternity benefit only for the first child and child benefit only began with a second child - though I bet most people are not aware that actually the government took more child taxation out of wages than was given back in child benefit! But what have these people ever contributed to society? Very little, except perhaps for yet more mouths to feed and more spongers to claim benefits in the future!
Why should I, as a pensioner, support these moaners via my taxes...
Why should I, as a pensioner, support these moaners via my taxes, so that they can live the life of Reilly and I have to think carefully as to whether I can eat or heat. It's about time the plug was pulled on ALL benefits and we went back to supporting ourselves by our own means.
I'm fed up with spongers living an easy life whilst those of us who have worked hard and paid taxes all our life have to struggle.