I’ve over at Britmums talking about Welfare cuts (if you haven’t read the story of Tamsyn Woods story of her fight for her husband, please do click over there) and how whilst we need to deal with this recession, we seem to be picking on the vulnerable and weak who can’t speak out at the moment.
Come and join in and if you are around on twitter tonight (fri 12th 8.30pm) join us with the hashtag #Shouting4Tamsyn.
It must be possible to have cuts with:
The right priorities
In the meantime I have some ideas for where they can get extra money from – just took me 5 minutes off the top of my head. Have you got any? (Yes, yes I know there are the bankers and the rich, but whilst we are being fair, lets look at the middle and bottom of the range too!).
Builders: (not all of course, my Dad was a roofer) the ‘pay in cash’ system is HUGE.
Peterborough: when I lived ‘up north’ (I know it’s not really up north, but it felt like it!), everything was done on the black market or in cash, I bet that is true of many places.
Benefits fiddlers: near me now (Hertfordshire) I reckon you could get back £1million easily from the people who are openly playing the system.
Councils: stop letting ridiculous people make ridiculous decisions like spending money on fiddling with the road near me that didn’t need doing.
EU: Oh don’t get me started on the EU. Other countries don’t do what they say and they totally get away with it, why are you letting them play us for fools? For instance, if you have a banding system for council houses, shouldn’t people born in England (from any colour/creed/background) get priority? Shouldn’t people not born in the England pay for their NHS treatment?
Foreign Aid: of course we have a responsibility to help other countries too, but there are some seriously ridiculous spending going on and you know it.
Need help Mr Osborne? Let me at your budget; I can give you a sense of perspective and reorder your spending in a month and I’ll do it for free; think of that, you can have common sense, intelligence, and the ability to add up all yours for a month for free!
In the meantime, stop picking on Mums. Mums are where everything starts, we are important. I know you may not be in power when our kids grow up, but the ramifications of your decisions will have a dramatic effect on our society. So support the strong Mums, struggling to provide for their families or overcome illness/disability.
And seriously Mr Osborne, we shouldn’t have to keep kicking off about ridiculous decisions with no common sense!
So come on, stop picking on the weak ones, and go for the ones that are meant to be paying, or make cuts that show us that you have your priorities in the right place.
Want to help speak up about this?
Join us on twitter tonight if you can.
Sign the general petition for disability cuts.
If you would like to know more, there is an interesting article in the guardian with lots of stats.