Vox Political: Cameron Lies Once Again about the Benefit Cap

Tory Lies Drawing

Mike over at Vox Political has pointed out the lies and inconsistencies in Cameron’s latest statement about the Benefit Cap. Not only is it set too low at £26,000, but Cameron has said he’ll lower it even further to £23,000. Apparently this has already made 40 per cent of jobseekers find work. Mike’s piece is David Cameron churns out another Benefit Cap lie, and it’s at http://voxpoliticalonline.com/2015/01/27/david-cameron-churns-out-another-benefit-cap-lie/. It begins

Cameron’s heart really isn’t in this election campaign, is it?

Today he’s been rehashing an old lie about the Coalition’s Benefit Cap – that it encourages people into work.

The Cap – for those who have been out of the country or incapacitated in some way since 2012 – limits benefits to £26,000 per family. When it was first put in place, the Tories claimed that this was equal to the average income of British families, and people on benefits should not earn more.

That might seem fair – but the average income of British families – taking everything into account, rather than just wages as the Tories did – is in fact around £31,000. And that was just the first lie!

As you could predict, one of the lies is by IDS, who was upbraided by the UK Statistics Authority for the falsehoods he made about the number of people, who had found work through the cap.

It seems the Tories really can’t help like lying. They’re pathological, in just about every sense of the word. And their immediate response to any political challenge is to hit the poor and the unemployed once again, doubtless to the cheers and adulation of the Daily Heil and the Torygraph.

Their really does seem no end to their hatred and bile.

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One Response to “Vox Political: Cameron Lies Once Again about the Benefit Cap”

  1. sdbast Says:

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

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