14 thoughts on “A Very Scary Bar Chart On The Bedroom Tax

  1. samedifference1

    Thanks for reblogging. Am flattered to be reblogged by such a well known blogger/blog.

  2. patrick

    Unlike the lobbied, 11% pay rise MP’s who can put their food on expenses, whilst in their paid for 2nd home, that when sold they keep the profit.

  3. Marian Standen

    just goes to show what sh*ts this government are, when George Osborne is eating his £10 posh burger I hope he choaks on it and dies maybe he should share it with Cameron because they won’t be able to get a McLobster (Osborne’s joke, the pr*ck)

  4. Joanne Blake

    I can believe this as am having to do very same. cant afford to use bus and shopping well that is now a luxury and not a necessity. I am also having to negotiate repayment of rent arrears that benefit wont pay. these occurred whilst moving home, I had to stay in other house til end of tenancy or rent would not be paid and my new home was only paid for from date i spent first night. Being on honest person I could not even try to bend the truth. Its crazy what is happening and makes me so angry that whilst we suffer and starve those greedy bastards are getting everything paid for and now have had another pay rise whilst everyone else has had cuts. They dont even work enough to deserve the salary they had. Parliament is empty most of the time during debates yet is full when its time to vote on debated issues. that is wrong. If they cannot make time to attend the debates they shouldnt get to make a vote. Thats my opinion anyway.

    1. Mike Sivier

      I should just point out that the MPs’ pay rise has not happened yet – it’s open to public consultation at the moment and, if approved, is only likely to happen after the next general election.
      I think any rise should be limited to one per cent for the next three pay rounds – just as it has been for other recipients of taxpayers’ money.

  5. Anthony Turtle

    I would love to see the MPs spend the Summer Recess with no access to their bank accounts and give them a fortnightly payment equal to that of a benefits claimant in their family situation would get. They should then be assessed at £14 per empty bedroom in their home (OK, just the family home, we’ll leave the four bed London property out for now) and have that removed from their “funds”.

    For some of them, especially those attached to the DWP (and their shadows) fit them with something akin to the cilice worn by the albino monk in “The DaVinci Code” around their knee. Take away their car and make them report to the JC+ for a return to work interview.

    Would they then change their hearts? I doubt it, we should all be living on the money that Mumsy and Papa left us in their will.

  6. Undine Downie

    Sorry, but this bar chart doesn’t make sense: if you add all the percentages on it, it adds up to 155%…in what world? …Unless a certain uncharted percentage included in the bar chart cuts back on more than one thing.

    1. Mike Sivier

      Of course people are cutting down on more than one thing. When you have a limited amount of money available and multiple option regarding what to do with it, you cut back in several areas, in order not to have to cut anything out. That’s basic housekeeping!

    2. Kysella

      it will have been a multiple answer question so people could tick more than one thing

  7. murray

    I thought the bar chart was very easy to understand,but also easily understand that no one should have to make such decisions in the first place.This country has more than enough wealth to go round, but not all want to share. The government willingly share the wealth with the top 10%, but the rest must suffer the consequences.

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