The next Mummy Blogging Carnival is being hosted by Mummydothat and has a political theme, which, given the upcoming election is a brilliant idea. I have one or two, in fact, many gripes with the way this country is currently run, so with the election imminent here is my post.
The Socialist State We Live In
My husband and I are working parents (I work 2 days a week). As working parents, we work hard for the money we earn but are penalised for doing so with the ever-increasing taxes (such as the proposed National Insurance increase) we are forced to pay under the current government. These taxes go towards paying for the increasing number of handouts the government is giving out. It is so easy for people, who quite frankly can’t be bothered to get off their a*se to get a job, to claim benefits. But where’s the incentive to get a job when in many cases working parent families have less money than families where neither parent works. Where is the fairness in that? But this, thanks to Gordon Brown, is the Socialist state we live.
You just have to look at Wayne and Waynetta Slob who unfortunately live on the other side of our garden. The mother could be Vicky Pollard from Little Britain (think pink tracksuits and blubbery bodies). They live in a small flat that is owned by the council and have 4 children. Neither adult works and they always hanging around the post office at the end of our street, smoking and drinking (with their kids). When their door is open, all I can hear is her screaming and swearing at one child or other. I feel very sorry for the children because what kind of life do they have? (But that’s a whole other issue). Having a child is privilege not a right and I think if you have children, you should be able to support them yourself instead of relying on the government.
It makes me so angry that our hard earned money goes towards supporting these people who quite simply sponge off the state? I’m sure part of the reason that the government have ensured so many people rely on state benefits is so these people will vote for Gordon Brown in the next election.
The Solution is Simple.
The government needs to clamp down on benefit cheats, reduce the number of people claiming benefits when they shouldn’t be, by not making it so easy, and incentivise people to get jobs.They will save billions and won’t need to put taxes up. The Conservatives suggestions to reform the benefits system include a ‘three strikes and you’re out’ policy where if people on benefits turn down three jobs their benefits will be cut. I agree with this because people should not be getting a free ride like they do under the current system.
It would be really interesting to hear what you think? Do you agree? What would your solution be?