When only 3% of the welfare bill goes to the unemployed but 46% goes on pensions, it begs the question “How many pensioners are being referred to Food Banks to help them survive”?
The governments narrative, largely accepted, is that most of the huge welfare budget goes to the able-bodied, working-age unemployed. This is clearly untrue – but you won’t see this on your forthcoming annual tax statement. An annual tax statement that George Osborne has spent £5 Million of public money producing.
It is all very well knocking the unemployed but kicking them when they are down is not the answer. A fairer tax system, where the rich pay their way in our society is.