Posted 8 Jan 2013 by Walaa Idris
Labour is in a pickle and they know it. Despite the rhetoric and the pretence, they know their stance on voting against capping benefits at 1% for the next 3 years is a blow to taxpayers, a knockback to those who foot the bill. They also know voters are not stupid. Under Labour, our welfare system spiralled out of control, and while out of work benefits double, those who work and foot the benefit bill did not see the same rise to their incomes. And Labour is very aware of that.
But talk the cap down they will, and vote against it they must. After all they are the opposition and since their only alternative is to keep things as they are and borrow more. They have no choice but to vote against the motion and hope the government wins it. So they can say it’s too late – it’s done – and now it’s out of our hands!
This country’s debt is colossal, our benefit system is out-dated, and open to abuse, both need to be addressed, and that is the hard honest truth. On the other hand, government ‘cutting taxes for millionaires at the expense of hardworking working families’ – that’s just pure Labour spin and they know it.
Iain Duncan Smith was right when he said: “Now Lab are in opposition they are being ridiculous and irresponsible pretending there are soft options” – and they know that one too.