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well we now know, well we know that we wont know till after the election , we need answers regarding welfare benefits IAIN DUNCAN SMITH HAS BEEN ASKED TO FIND AN EXTRA 1 BILLION OVER AND ABOVE THE CUTS HE HAS SET IN PLACE ....

carers allowance which is one of the "working age benefits" where the claimant has " no prospect " of work will be frozen for 2/3 years ...
what of attendance allowance / constant attendance allowance pensions , bus pass , T.V. licence , winter fuel allowance and council tax / housing benefit ....will we have to wait until the live T.V. debates where hopefully someone from the bottom will ask our beloved leaders just what benefits will be cut .... we need to know ......our friends in Scotland can expect a rise in carers allowance of nearly £15 per week ...
As regards Malcolm and myself ,i think a murder suicide pact is one option,just think of all the tax payers dosh that will save.
So just to spite Osborne, IDS (his real name is George smith... what's wrong with that?) I think you and Malcolm should go on living, and cock the snoot at them.
Hi ,sajhar ,just a bit of my dark humour ,besides i don't think Malcolm would have a clue how to murder me ,and he would forget to commit suicide afterwards.
Neither would my mum!
carers allowance which is one of the "working age benefits" where the claimant has " no prospect " of work
I'm not sure how true that is, tbh. Many people on CA do work p/t, but how many I am not sure. I suspect that many more people would claim CA if they knew about some of the deductible allowances.
I also have no idea how many folk are in the 'early retired' group like you and me George, lucky enough to have an occupational pension.
If we add Carers Allowance to Attendance Allowance, then it isn't quite so bad, and again, I have no idea how many people get both: Attendance Allowance is often considered a payment to the Carer, as that is what its for.
The losers here are young carers and partner carers of adult age: they are the ones who really need a huge amount of help, as the disability benefits system is now pressing down hard and forcing more disabled people into lower income brackets through this ideological obsession that some folk are 'faking it', which is far from true.
This is interesting. Apparently, the coalition spent £30 billion less of NI than they collected last year. £30 billion!!!

Given that NI can ONLY be spent on social security and the NHS it adds weight that the attacks on the disabled, unemployed benefits and the NHS are ideological rather than otherwise.

http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2014/12/0 ... t-the-nhs/


Like Scally I too am sick of the constant barrage of demonization going on. By treating all claimants as if they were all shirkers/fakers in order to catch a few lead swingers a great many innocent people are being subjected to a great deal of misery and hardship. It’s a bit like in order to catch the few % of people who are shop lifters then everyone has to be subjected to a body search when leaving a shop… madness!
Sajehar wrote: It’s a bit like in order to catch the few % of people who are shop lifters then everyone has to be subjected to a body search when leaving a shop… madness!
George Orwell saw through all this decades ago. In 'Animal Farm' he predicts that the 'hardworking' (socialist) horses would be worked to death in their austerity budget to show everyone else up as slackers, whilst the (capitalist) pigs gradually learned to walk on two legs and obtain fancy airs and graces.

Think of this every time a Tory Minister, Lib-Dem deputy Minister or Labour opposition spokesperson praises carers as the 'salt of the earth'.

They lie. They all lie. We are not the salt, we are the mud they trample on in their pursuit of power and wealth.
All carer's have to say on this subject is stick together and say "Enough is Enough". You want us the family to do the job as carer you pay us a fair and honest benefit for the work we do. If not then you do what you've been paid in advance for over the years. Good luck to all.
Bernard.