No, I stand by my posts 100%.
The government hasn't increased duty, %age wise, we are still paying the same duty on our fuel as we were when prices were below £1/litre. It's the fault of oil giants and bulk buyers willing to pay more to get the oil into the country. Crude prices have dropped but prices at the pumps haven't - it's not the government creaming it off the top here.
we have known for years that crude stocks are going to run out, yes the oil giants are milking us BUT
the government IS creaming, because they havn't put their % down have they??!! fuel price goes up, so does the governments cut on an EQUAL scale
The worst off people have been helped out for years, ok, so let's take it back to the old system: remove the minimum wage so unscrupulous employers can rip workers off, take off the tax credits for pensioners fuel, tax credits for married couples with kids, increase in jobseekers allowance, it's been aimed at helping the worse off for years. Food prices have been going up, oil prices have rocketed, gas and water is going up, electric will be soon but this isn't purely down to the government. They're easy to blame for us feeling hard done by.
OK you need to seriously get your facts right here my friend.... I am ALSO 28, grew up with naff wages like you...
Iam now married and have a 3 month old son... believe me you ARE better off single
i am worse off now than i ever have been. TAX CREDIT? what chuffin TAX CREDIT? we are entitled to vertually nowt
You have to be single to get decent, worth having benifits
iam fortunate enough to get an anual wage rise, but because of lack of funding from central GOVERNMENT my local council rinsed my rise this year (2%) with a 4% rise on council tax a week later
thats without rises on other stuff
There is a lot of wastage in government spending, a heck of a lot of wastage but people complained just as much under the tories as they do under labour, there were strikes, protests, unemployment, recession, mortgages were harder to come by throughout the 80's. If the Lib Dems get in we'll complain just as much, we're damned whoever gets in really.
Wastage? yeah they over pay themselves, send money abroad, not to mention the large amount of people coming in via the embarrassing "open door" policy
need i say more