In 2008 when they were under 14 they spent the entire economy on sherbet and Pokémon cards – and then had the nerve to blame it on the banks.
The removal of tax credits applies to babies born from 2018 so that’s even more carefully targeted – at greedy bastards who aren’t yet alive. For too long these non-existent beings have been sponging off the rest of us – but enough is enough.
The reason for this is that astrologers have informed the Department of Work and Pensions that babies born from 2018 onwards will have Venus descending through their Taurus –
– making them claim disability benefit forever and eat trifle all day – paid for by hard-working Sagittarians – and that simply can’t be allowed to continue.
The amount of benefits that can be claimed by one family in a year will be cut below £23,000 inside London – George Osborne announced today.
The Chancellor said he has identified £12bn of welfare cuts and vowed to create “a welfare system that is fair not just to those who need it but to those who pay for it.”
He confirmed his Budget would cut tax credits – which top up low incomes. He said they cost a couple of billion pounds a year when introduced by Gordon Brown in the nineties but now cost £30bn.
Mr Osborne reacted coolly to growing pressure by Tories for him to urge employers to pay the Living Wage – which is higher than the national minimum wage. He insisted the best way to boost earnings was ‘to reduce taxes on working people’ adding that was ‘the straightforward, Conservative way of doing this’.