On 30 Grand A Year With A Couple Of Kids? Then You Aren’t Paying A Penny Towards The Social Security Bill

Another excellent article from the Void, once again overturning prejudice and misconceptions about who really benefits from the welfare state. The fact that most of the people benefiting from the welfare state are actually medium-income families won’t faze Osborne and his fellow butchers one little bit. Much Tory rhetoric is directed against the welfare state because it supposedly creates ‘welfare dependency’. In their view, the middle income groups should be happy to have the welfare payments that support them withdrawn, as this will make them sturdy, thrifty, independent citizens rather than serfs dependent on the largesse of the state. Well, that’s their fantasy, anyway.

the void

osborne-toffGeorge Osborne’s tax breakdown reveals that a medium income family with a couple of kids receives more in what the government calls ‘welfare’ than they pay in income tax towards the social security bill.

The Treasury is to send out statements on government spending to every household in the country as part of a crude attempt to outrage tax payers by showing how much public spending goes towards benefit claimants.  But what the figures show is that many of those tax payers are actually scrounging themselves.

When the Treasury say ‘Welfare’ they mean Child Benefit, Child Tax Credits, Working Tax Credits, Housing Benefit, Disability Living Allowance (DLA and its replacement PIP), out of work sickness and disability benefits, Carer’s Allowance, Income Support for Lone Parents and a range of smaller benefits.  It also means those on the dole – which represents just 3% of the total spend.  A significant amount…

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