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Monday, 01 September 2014

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‘Bedroom tax’ will hit Barrow residents

By Gareth JonesBARROW residents could be set to lose some of their benefits under a new ‘bedroom tax’, according to a housing association boss.

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yes well to hit the disabled.on bedroom tax is appaling why not hit the foreighners.instead of pampering them.and this so called third world.ive lived in most of the middle east.its sickeningmake them pay. by working.theres always a way.so stop hitting the wrong people.ive one foot in the grave so im not botherd.but the poor people will probably will take to suicide.

Posted by frances ward on 1 February 2013 at 19:03

Problem is there are 2 types of claimants.
1. Genuine people, who have worked and put something into the system.
2. People milking the system who have put nothing in and have no intention putting anything in. These people have never contributed in any way to society, but expect everything back in return. They have become the problem with the system.
I know of no other system that would allow you to obtain money when you have not put anything in.
The government has no choice than to make some radical changes, whichever goverment is in charge.
Generational benefit claiments (and we all know a family fitting this discription), who have never worked, never contributed,and show no signs of looking for work. These seriously need to be looked at as these people are the ones who usually moan and say tax the high earners more. What for? To ensure they can carry on sponging from the state? They are already paying tax, and the main thing is, they are working and contributing to society.
I cannot understand anyone who wants to spend their life on benefit, claiming everything from free glasses, free perscriptions,free dentist, free housing,no community tax to pay to winge that they might have to contribute £5 towards their rent. Come on, is it really a reason to moan when you are a free loader!

Posted by jjj on 2 January 2013 at 14:03

As I see Mike, You must have a massive chip on your shoulder and to think that no one else served in the army but you! I probably left the army before you joined up. The Devon and Dorset regt has a long history behind it....11thg.....39th....54th of foot! I suggest you read it and learn. You must be a child in a mans body. You have no respect and no manners whatsoever. Go back to your day job or night work and earn your well worked cash. People are allowed to have different opinions and are also allowed to air them and just because someone disagrees with you doesn't make them bad people or 'scroungers' as you put it. I get a war pension to which you might learn is a wage! Grow up old chap and live a little in the wide open world. The army taught you nothing.

Posted by Brian on 1 January 2013 at 18:20

Good to see the good old Tory policies are having the desired 'divide and rule' effect. Blame the poor for their own situation so everyone will ignore those who actually caused the so called debt crisis in the first place. I would rather my taxes went on the poorest in society, even those who apparently 'choose' to have children and stay on benefits (although I have to question why they think this is their only option in life, it must say something about the state of our education system!), rather than bailing out the reckless, greedy bankers and paying for second homes for politicians who are already worth millions. I don't begrudge anybody a bottle of lambrini and a pack of baccy, I do begrudge those who are laughing at all of us their bottles of Moet and cuban cigars!

Posted by C on 31 December 2012 at 20:53

Ha John doe or is it duh? fyi i wasn't a squaddie, i am not sad and as for my mother yes i had cuddles but i bet you never knew your father did you? mr closet hero BIG words from someone who would run a mile to save his skin. As for deserving a medal what for? giving birth then blaming it on society and forever expecting others to provide for that? get a grip fool

Posted by mike on 31 December 2012 at 16:16

Mike get a grip before someone else gets a grip of you!!! You are paying for my education are you!??? So who paid for your education when you were at school etc? Not that it seems you went to school as you are one of the most narrow minded pieces of junk I've ever known of!! Oh and for your information I will not be working in Asda or McDonald's as I have just been offered a job working with youth offending! Now go find someone else to bully you low life!

Posted by Sam on 31 December 2012 at 14:34

Mike the tough guy, eh? Whats the matter Mike? No innocent people who have a different view from you to abuse with your rifle but. Even the army don't want your type of ludite, hateful vitriol anymore. So you now hide behind your keyboard and spout bile at people who deserve a medal for the courageous way they face each new mournig with optimism and a smile. Despite what the harsh, horrible world you want us to tnhabit throws at them. Maybe Mummy didn't cuddle you enough when you were growing up. Get over yourself, you sad little bully boy and you know what eventually happens to a bully

Posted by John on 31 December 2012 at 01:33

3 quite simple scenarios.
1 - a young person leaves school. leaves home and gets a job stacking shelves in a supermarket on a low wage. All he can afford is flat on Barrow Island and can barely afford to heat it or furnish it but he is proud to have a job.
2 - A proud working man with a couple of kids, loses his job due to the recession biting away at the company he works for. They live in a nice two up two down terraced house in the town centre. He claims benefits to see him through, after all he paid into the pot in case he needs help. This sees him on till he finds another job.
3 - a male teenager leaves school, doesn't want to work because the state will look after him meets a like minded female and they end up having kids, neither of them work and on the benefits they are on, they don't want to work (for less money). They get a nice big 3 bedroomed council house with gardens to the front and back and never need to pay a penny.
Scenario 3 is the one we all despise, they've never paid a penny in, taken it all out and are safe. A simple solution to the benefit system is limiting claims to 2 years to allow the claimant to find or create work or adjust their lifestyle accordingly. For those who have never worked why should we pay for you to sit at home breeding. Get a life - get a job or be capped at two years benefits.

Posted by Bilbo Baggins on 30 December 2012 at 22:18

Last time i rise to the bait on this one first poor T did your claim start after your compensation and at last its now the NHS to blame? and brian never heard of that regiment was it the army cadets?

Posted by mike on 30 December 2012 at 19:02

Mike, For your information 'so did I! I paid the ultimate price for it also. So does that mean I cannot have a spare bedroom? I think you just like a reaction to your comments. You are lucky to have a job Lots of people are not so lucky! To my face i suggest you stop and think about respect to people before you go shouting all the odds and just what you think. This page is for peoples different opinions about this Bedroom Tax, not to go off on one when someone has something to say! I can see that a lot of people here despise you for what you are saying, Im sure you wouldn't say half of this to their faces as even you are a keyboard warrior. If you suffered ill health I'm sure you would think different about things also. I think you should wake up and smell the coffee and realise that not everyone is the same. Thank the lord for that!! By the way I served along time in the old Devon and Dorset Regt in the 70s-80s. Now they are the rifles Regt. Seem you were not taught respect to others.

Posted by Brian on 30 December 2012 at 16:40

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