One rule for rich another for poor
I READ in last The Post (8 March) about the large numbers of people who will be affected by the bedroom tax when it is introduced in April.
When introduced, this unnecessary tax will undoubtedly make it harder for the disabled and people on low incomes to make ends meet.
But what do working people expect from an uncaring government made up of upper-class Oxford-educated hooray Henrys with little experience of working life outside of politics or even, the basic cost of life?
This levy is nothing more than a tax on the people who live in social housing. There are other taxpayer-owned properties that have unoccupied rooms e.g. Buckingham Palace and Chequers on which this tax should also be levied.
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But will the occupants of these properties have their "state benefits" docked? I guess the answer to that question is no.
It just goes to show that there is one rule for the rich and another for the poor.
I watched Prime Minister's Question Time on Wednesday. Ed asked David a question about the bedroom tax. David replied that it was not a bedroom tax. So why has Bristol City Council called it a bedroom tax on the paperwork demanding it?
We have no choice as it's being taken out of our weekly money, leaving many people on a low income on an even lower income. And there is not enough housing to play the councils game of musical houses anyway.
Mrs A Nash