Cameron Makes The Right Decision On Child Benefit

here are going to be a lot of upset people in the UK at this particular moment as they face losing part of their income in the form of Children’s Allowance. David Cameron and his coalition partners have decided to remove part of this benefit for couples earning over £50,000 a year, and to cease paying it altogether where one parent earns over £60,000 a year.

Welcome To The UK Benefits System

Welcome To The UK Benefits System

I am glad that we finally have a government that is willing to do something about a scandal that has perpetuated for so long in Britain. Its time people recognize the fact that “Benefits” were introduced to help the less fortunate among us, i.e. those that could not afford to put food on the table or clothe their children properly! It was not intended as a free government handout to those who can support themselves adequately as many seem to think these days.

The scandalous way in which people lie and cheat to get benefits they either are not, or should not be entitled to these days is nothing short of a national disgrace.

Costa Sunset

Costa Sunset

Let me give you an example: Here on the Costa del Sol in Spain it is currently 18*C, and yet there are thousands of Brits who travel down here for the winter and still claim their Cold Weather Allowance. When asked about this they say, “Well! I am entitled to it!” While these parasites are getting their ill-begotten payouts there are thousands of pensioners at home in the UK who must choose between food on the table or warmth because they cannot afford both.  To me that doesn’t make sense.

The entire benefits system has been creaking under the strain ever since Tony Blair and his gang of crooks started handing our money like confetti to his immigrant chums. Regardless of what anyone might say to the contrary, the benefits budget has got to be brought under control so the money can be given to those who really need it, and not the parasites that are sucking the lifeblood from the system.

Immigration Rate

Immigration Rate

Why should a family on a good sustainable income be paid by the state for each child when they don’t really need it, financially speaking? Its disgraceful, but all you ever hear is, “I’m entitled to it!”

Sky Diving Disability Cheat

Sky Diving Disability Cheat

Another area that I would like to see the government cracking down on is the disability benefit scam. There are tens of thousands of people in the UK who are scamming the system by getting benefits for a ‘disability that prevents them from working’. In the past I have known cheats who have never done an honest days work in their entire lives because they have a ‘disability’ and get paid for sitting in the pub all day long. Cases have come to court of people on holiday in Spain or elsewhere having a high old time when they are supposed to be wheelchair bound.

We do hear on occasion that ‘so-and-so’ has been caught by government inspectors and prosecuted, but they are far too few, even though the number has risen since Labour were kicked out of power at the last election. The government need to hire more inspectors and catch them all.

Lastly, and probably the most popular measure among the British people, we need to see a curtailment of benefits to immigrants who are living in our country at tax payers expense.

Come One - Come All

Come One – Come All

As we all know to our cost, it starts with the husband, followed by the wife and children and then the parents, grandparents, in-laws, uncles and aunts and so on until the UK tax payer is supporting a family of twenty or more from a single entry.

They are all are living the ‘Life of Riley’ in large houses, fed, watered and pampered by our benefits system so they can demonstrate on the streets about ‘Islam Will Rule the World” and “Sharia Law in Britain”. At the same time, there are tens of thousands of our own people who are literally struggling to survive. The amount of money spent on immigrants is one of the greatest scandals of our time.

The Prime Minister On The Andrew Marr Show

The Prime Minister On The Andrew Marr Show

If I have any criticism of what the government is doing, it is that the system devised is far too complicated and will itself cost money. This business of paying more tax if you are ‘over the limit’ etc. is in my view the wrong approach. It appears to me that the simplest method would be to just reduce or stop the payments where applicable. That way we don’t need another tax department or the general public having to fill out yet more forms. Mind you, I may be over simplifying the problem, I am after all, not an expert in the field.

All that aside, I stand firmly behind David Cameron and Nick Clegg in their drive to cut expenditure on the benefits budget, but I sincerely hope this is only the beginning.

Roy.

7 Responses to “Cameron Makes The Right Decision On Child Benefit”

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  2. There’s certainly a lot to learn about this topic.
    I love all the points you have made.

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  3. Alfie Says:

    Curious if you could share what the logistics of this benefit is/was. I mean is it a check or a card,seriously what assurances do you have that the money goes to the kids.
    In the States we have cards that get abused,in fact its quite the scandal. Another option was a voucher that dictated food items very specifically. This could be a bother at checkout but it really did assure the foods stuffs got to the kids.

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    • Hi Alfie,
      Nice to see you back again. You raise an interesting point but the British system is certainly different to The States. Here the money is paid monthly direct into your bank account with no guarantees given that the money would actually be spent on the children. The rates are £20.30 for the first child and £13.40 for each subsequent one. Often the money is nothing more than a little extra beer money or goes towards the housekeeping. In many poorer families this government payout can be essential to maintaining an acceptable living standard, but that cannot be said for people in highly paid jobs to whom its nothing more than a little extra for nothing. I applaud the fact that at last we have a government that is finally willing to draw the line in the sand and save the country millions in unnecessary payouts.
      Best Regards,
      Roy.

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  4. The child benefit was money for the child. I don’t think income should come into the decision of whether someone should have it or not. Think of people on income support who still receive child benefit and most likely are using the money on alcohol and not their child. Whereas people who are a little more well off lose that even though they don’t necessarily need it.

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    • Hi LWPP,
      Thanks for your visit and comment. I agree that the money, although given specifically for the child is most times not spent directly on the child, but the lines here are extremely blurred. Do you for example spend a certain part of the child allowance on the weekly shopping because a portion of that is for the child? Do you allocate a portion of the money for the child’s flight ticket when going on holiday to Spain for example? The lines of what is spent on the child are too blurred to make sense, and for just about every family the allowance is nothing more than a bit of extra income, and yes, it is often spent on a night at the pub! I disagree with your statement that “I don’t think income should come into the decision of whether someone should have it or not” for the simple reason that many families can do well without it, and it would be far better served going to those that really need it. Benefits of this kind are intended purely for those families that are poor and find it difficult to make ends meet, and that is how it should be. I see no reason why someone with a very good salary should get this benefit from the state.
      Best Regards,
      Roy.

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