Bedroom tax on poor is proof we are not all in this together ~ ‘Persecuting families with disabled kids and adults is despicable’

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By Kevin Maguire 6 Mar 2013 02:40

The blunderbuss approach of slashing the benefits of those with spare rooms combines the unfairness of the poll tax with a cruel twist of King Herod

Cruel: King Herod targeted families
Cruel: King Herod targeted families

 

The brutal indifference towards the bedroom tax indelibly shames ConDem Ministers.

The blunderbuss approach of slashing the benefits of those with spare rooms combines the unfairness of the poll tax with a cruel twist of King Herod.

Persecuting families with disabled kids and adults is despicable.

Hammering divorced dads is social stupidity when we need fathers to see children.

Soldiers fighting in Afghanistan are betrayed by politicians yet again.

And every council leader I’ve spoken to protests they don’t have smaller houses.

The bedroom tax is just another raid on the wallets and purses of struggling families.

And on the same April day David Cameron steals from the poor, he’ll give to the rich.

Millionaires will enjoy a tax cut while low earners cower behind the settee, fearing a knock on the door from the bailiffs.

George Osborne stands up for banksters but kicks ordinary people when they’re down.

The bedroom tax is damning proof we’re not all in this together.

Cameron won’t pay it on four-bedroom Downing Street or 10-bed Chequers.

The Queen has many more palaces and castles than any single family has bedrooms.

Her £7.9million benefit from the civil list won’t be docked despite her having more empty rooms than a Damascus hotel.

No, once again the ConDems look after their gilded own while hammering the needy.

The real housing scandal today is low wages and high private rents. Ministers should go after fatcat landlords who own one of every three council houses that were sold off.

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith married money and lives in wife Betsy’s ancestral home, with its swimming pool and tennis court.

He should hang his head in shame for the pain he’ll inflict on families which are less fortunate than his own.

The Daily Mirror

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