UPDATE: Housing benefit claimant Paul from Clerkenwell has called up London radio station LBC 97.3 to complain about the “bedroom tax”. He says he needs his extra room so his mates can stay over when they come round for a party! Give me strength…
The Loony Left are as mad as ever.
Whilst President Assad gasses his own citizens, the UN has found time to come to Britain and admonish the Coalition Government for getting rid of an anomaly in the bloated welfare system whereby if you have your rent heavily subsidised by the taxpayer already through housing benefit (to be abolished and merged into the Universal Credit, if the computer system ever works!) you also receive the luxury of being put up in a four bedroom house when your family only actually needs three bedrooms.
Aren’t we taxpayers absolutely mugs? Why bother working?
The spare room subsidy was rightly abolished by the Coalition Government a few months ago, dubbed by Labour and its broadcasting arm (the BBC) as a “bedroom tax”. Of course, it is not a tax as the recipients don’t pay tax on their benefits. What the spare room subsidy abolition actually means is the State will no longer give you a four bedroom house if your family only need a three bedroom house. Sounds fair to me.
But UN housing investigator, Raquel Rolnik, disagrees. The Brazilian national (others question if she should get her own house in order first) has investigated the reform of the over-generous housing benefit and decided it is a human right for its recipients to have more bedrooms than they need.
This sums up the British Labour Party and the world-wide Left in a nutshell: they believe people should not work and those who are silly enough to find work a driver for living a happy life should be taxed until the pips squeak (to coin a phrase!) to house claimants in properties the same taxpayer could never afford to privately rent or buy.