Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 3rd, 2018 - 51 comments
Categories: benefits, capitalism, class war, cost of living, Economy, poverty, Propaganda, tax, the praiseworthy and the pitiful, useless, welfare - Tags: poverty, welfare
April the first and second mark the days when those receiving entitlements receive a yearly increase in line with the CPI, and this year, the governments increase to Accommodation Supplement also comes into effect.
The government has announced that there will be an average increase of some $35 in accommodation supplement. The CPI is currently sitting below 1%, so that won’t be stacking very much onto peoples’ taxed payments.
What’s pissing me off is that many people who are not eligible for entitlements will be of the persuasion that payments have just gone up by a reasonable amount given the bump in Accommodation Supplement – ie, thirty odd dollars. Those of us receiving monies from our public purse know better (and those that don’t know better are about to)
I’ve a request to make with regards this post. Please keep general comment and opinion for other posts on this topic that will be going up. In comments, simply indicate the weekly increase in your payments. I’m not saying it will read like a catalogue of indictment. That’s just a suspicion.