Monday, 25 June 2012

Out of Touch

The more I've hear of Dave Cameron, the more I think that he is out of touch, the boy with a silver spoon, who with his closed mind talks utter none sense on tax evation or should I say fails to act upon and now on benefits for the under 25s.

The thing you hear on the door steps is that politicans are out of touch, politicans do not have the answers.

Shepton Mallet Town Council who paid for a Town Poll on a civic centre, they spent £2000 and 90% voted against, local cllrs ignored the vote and carried on.

Now proposing to spend £15,000 on a feasibility study, people are furious and rightly so.

 This anti politician view is easy to understand with UK families are facing an uncertain financial future with one in five admitting they are living on edge.

Cameron chooses to talk in populist terms about scroungers, but it is this government that has cut child credits and increased the cost of living with increased VAT and Fuel taxes.

61 per cent of children in poverty have working parents, up from 45 per cent in the mid-nineties.

The extent of low-paid and low-hour jobs is one of the reasons, alongside the impact of benefit cuts, which are likely to lead to an increase in poverty among all groups by 2020.

The truth is that just one in eight claimants is out of work (not a statistic that you'll find reported in most papers). The majority of those who claim housing benefit, including the under-25s, do so to compensate for substandard wages and extortionate rents. A recent study by The Building and Social Housing Foundation showed that 93 per cent of new housing benefit claims made between 2010 and 2011 were made by households containing at least one employed adult.

Whether locally or nationally politicans have to be more open, tell the whole truth, this is the only way to regain the trust of people.

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