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« on: February 13, 2013, 11:09:33 PM »

Combat the Bedroom Tax Mobile Phone No: 07581 887 614

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 11:58:40 PM »
Bedroom Tax ? One Million ?spare? bedrooms in social housing is a known lie minister!

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Steve Webb the junior minister at the DWP, the department responsible for the bedroom tax, is blatantly misleading Parliament by stating over and over again that there are one million spare bedrooms in social housing.  That cannot be true by the DWPs own figures which say 660,000 social housing households are affected?you know the bedroom tax scroungers!
Of this 660,000 the DWP says 540,000 under-occupy by 1 bedroom ? so that?s 540,000 spare bedrooms on those figures.
Yet to be ONE MILLION spare bedrooms in social housing the other 120,000 (660,000 less 540,000) need to under occupy by a total of 460,000 bedrooms.
So for the government claim to be true and not invented the 120,000 social rented households affected by the bedroom tax MUST have 460,000 spare bedrooms ? or 3.83 spare bedrooms each on average.
That means ? ON AVERAGE ? the government believes there are 120,000 single persons living in 5 bed properties!!! That is what the coalition and DWP are saying when they claim there are ONE MILLION spare bedrooms in social housing during the bedroom tax debate.
UNLESS of course this 1 million figure includes pensioners! Yet Steve Webb and the coalition are still overtly and knowingly misleading if they trot out this figure as part of the bedroom tax as pensioners are not affected.
It is a pity no opposition MP has sought to ask for clarity on this 1 million spare social housing bedrooms.  If this misleading figure does include the exempted pensioners ? which for it to have any validity it must - then it undermines the coalition view that this is about under occupation as why should a single pensioner be allowed to roam about in a 5 bed scarce social housing property that is a privileged national resource?  What would that say? That a pensioner is free to take the piss perhaps but woe betide a working-age person doing the same? Yes it would!
Of course NO party is going to say pensioners should be affected by the bedroom tax or any other welfare reform with 40% of the electorate being this ?grey vote.?  Yet because pensioner stake over half of all welfare benefits it must be a known lie when ANY MP of ANY party says they will reduce the welfare benefit bill if they do exempt pensioners.
Whatever happened to we are all in this together?  Oh I see we are all in this together UNLESS you are a pensioner!!  Sorry my mistake a ?poor? pensioner as they are known?yes so poor that their minimum income (circa ?140pw) is double that of a working age person (circa ?70pw) who must be a really really poor non-pensioner then!
Yet this government have repeatedly stated they are going to reduce the welfare benefit bill, time and time again they have said this and continue to do so today.  Yet they must be knowingly fibbing to you the taxpayer in saying this mustn?t they?  Just like Steve Webb and so many coalition MPs who trotted out ?there are a million spare bedrooms in social housing? today!
PS ? just being bloody obtuse here but if this government refuse to define what is a bedroom then how the hell can they say there are any spare? Is that an obtuse lie? Maybe Steve Webb should ask Clegg if it?s a non-specific lie?


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teddymcnabbFebruary 27, 2013 at 2:26 pm Log in to Reply

As we all know bar the party faithfools Labour don?t give a monkeys about Social Housing , especially Council Housing their record speaks for itself, and the ConDems are the same thats the reality of ?we are all in it together?

casualsunitedFebruary 27, 2013 at 9:03 pm Log in to Reply

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