In 2010 the Conservative Government came into power and went to work on saving money.
In their budget for 2010 they set out their 5 year plan, which included cutting 11 billion pounds from the benefit budget. The way they justified this was by saying
“the Budget announces reforms to the
housing and disability benefit and tax credit system to make it fairer and more
affordable. These reforms will reduce dependency and promote work.”
In 2015, the government announced they were seeking to cut another 12 billion, this is despite the 17 billion pounds that they had cut in 5 years, yes the government not only delivered on their 5 year plan, the exceeded it. In fact some reports claimed it is closer to 21 billion.
They are now saying they are cutting £1.2 billion by 2020. Now that doesn’t seem a large amount considering how much they have cut already, but that is on top on the 12 billion.
What I want to know is where this damn money is??????
Its meant to going on this deficit thing they are always ranting on about and yet the people in Britain are more in debt that ever before. There are over 65 million people in the UK. We should of saved £461 each, man, woman and child instead each household is in debt by £12887
Its close to 30 billion they have cut, its not going on the military, the NHS, education, agriculture. These areas are all struggling, yet not recieving any of this money. Its not like its down the side of the sofa. So who the hell is benefiting from these cuts?
Its sure as hell not low income families, 16-18 year olds, the disabled, lone parents, the sick, the elderly.
What does that leave us with. Oh the rich, the top 1%