Interesting post you have made, I think NOT and I will explain why. You talk about “we live in an unequal society”, yes we do. So I suggest you cast your mind back to the 1917 Russian revolution this was all about what most Russians had hoped for in as much that life would be much easier and fairer now that the Romanovs had gone. The Provisional Government said they wanted to create a fairer society, now where have I heard that mantra, oh yes Corbyn’s LABOUR party, but there were lots of issues that needed fixing with the creation of The old Soviet Union oh yes and they tried to be a equal society that was what those who fought in 1917 had hoped for???????
In many ways, this revolution started a brand new political system that had never been tried before, this system is called communism and the first communist ruler of Russia was a man called Vladimir Lenin. Many Russians felt that life was hard and unfair; it seemed that a small number of people who were rich and powerful had everything, while poorer people had nothing, maybe that is what you are getting at??????.
Lenin knew how unhappy the people of Russia were, he promised them lots of things that they wanted his slogan was peace, bread and land, these promises made him very popular. Strike accord with what Corbyn said at his Party’s conference, “lets give everyone whether working or not £500.00 per month”, without a thought on how this was going to be paid for?
But the ideas behind communism divide people around the world to this day. Look at China, North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam. For some, communism is an idea which can lead to a fairer society. But millions of people have been killed or imprisoned under communist rulers. It often also failed to bring about the changes promised to countries that have tried it. What we see with all of these countries our governments controlling everything and ruled by hard men who could all be called “a dictator”. Hardly an equal society in those countries I have mentioned above what you get is a very few who become very wealthy with the majority beaten (not literary) into submission and “kept in their places” and ordered not to challenge the system or else!
You then go on about those who live in their council or social housing, who work hard, save hard and manage to be able to purchase their homes which they have paid rent on for the required years to be able to get the discount. I say good luck to them, why should YOU or anyone else deny them the chance too “better themselves” or is it a case of “the red eyed monster called envy”???? I know many in the Durham area who have bought their council homes some of the people we employ have over the past 10 years, bought their council home. Do they vote Conservative because they now have become “home owners” don’t think so and neither do they subscribe to being “middle class” simply for owning their home. Like the majority of those in this country who work for their living whether you own a company or work in it are “working class because we all work for a living”.
As far as I am aware those who are permanently sick or disabled are thankful we have a “Welfare System” which does care for them. Without those working who pay their taxes with like the 1% of the top earners paying 35% of the tax receipts with the remainder 15% of earners who make up roughly 90% of income tax receipts, there would be NO welfare system. My personal tax bill for 2016/17 was £63,000 with corporation tax of £200K plus.
So let’s just look at the benefit cap which you appear to be vehemently against using such verbose language and I quote you “ethnically cleanse large areas to gentrify and redevlope what used to be social housing areas” end quote.
In order to answer your question I emailed the MP for North Yorkshire for a answer to some questions, its easy to write a headline without facts that’s not my style.
So let’s look at what the cap is for 2018 for those living outside London
£384.62 per week (£20,000 a year) if you’re in a couple, whether your children live with you or not
£384.62 per week (£20,000 a year) if you’re single and your children live with you
£257.69 per week (£13,400 a year) if you’re single and you do not have children, or your children do not live with you
To receive a take home pay of £20,000 you would have to earn £25,000 a year.
To receive a take home pay of £13,400 you would have to earn £15,000 a year
For those who live in Greater London including central London
£442.31 per week (£23,000 a year) if you’re in a couple, whether your children live with you or not.
£442.31 per week (£23,000 a year) if you’re single and your children live with you.
£296.35 per week (£15,410 a year) if you’re single and you do not have children, or your children do not live with you.
To receive a take home pay of £23,000 you would have to earn £29,500 a year
To receive a take home pay of £15,410 you would have to earn £18,100 a year.
Lastly on benefits like Child Tax Credit, where income-based Jobseekers Allowance although taxable is not counted as income for tax credit purposes you can receive
£175,00 per week for one child and £300,00 for 2 or more children
Your last point about those receiving any kind of benefits in your words and I quote “And you now associate anyone receiving benefits is faking it this is really not true” end quote.
So let’s look at what this Government has paid out 2017/2018 is a eye watering £177.5Billion that is a massive amount of money which us tax payers are contributing to those who legitimately claim welfare benefits. From this 2017/18 the amount of benefits fraud has been £2.35Billion in fraud claims for jobseekers and other claims and £1.46Billion is housing benefit fraud that’s £3.81 Billion which could have gone on other Government services.
So please, yes there are people who do deserve to have access to our wonderful welfare system, its there for a purpose to who assist those with the needs who cannot work through illness or disability. Its not there as a free access to a cash handout for those who simply will not work and who put two fingers up to us taxpayers who make substantial contributions to the Government who then handout payments.
In answer to the OP, NO……..unless taxes are increased and a shake up on who gets what in free handouts.