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Tony Makara

The Tax Credits system exists for one reason, to make those in work still dependent on the state. Labour's strategy is to create a half work/half benefits economy. The rationale being that those in receipt of Tax Credits won't bite the hand that feeds them at election time.

The Tax Credits system is indeed bizarre when a person can get more out of the state in terms of Tax Credits while working than they could claim out of JSA if unemployed. Again this shows that Tax Credits are aimed at buying votes from those on a low income.


Listened to 5 live phone in this morning and one caller who had worked in the call centre said that 9/10 people encounter problems. He went as far as suggesting that people should think carefully before getting embroiled in them...

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