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Thread #157045   Message #3705304
Posted By: Steve Shaw
29-Apr-15 - 06:18 PM
Thread Name: BS: election uk
Subject: RE: BS: election uk
The housing shortage has inflated their rent bills, and their wages are being squeezed.

Their rent bills have been inflated by greedy private landlords. You know, those nice people who are paying sod all interest at the moment on their buy-to-let mortgages and who watch the level of housing benefit like hawks so that they can extract every last penny of it from their tenants. Yes, that's where the welfare money goes, Keith, right into the bank accounts of unregulated landlords. And if not there, into the coffers of Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury and M&S and the rest, who pay their workers so little that they have to claim housing benefit and tax credits. What Tesco ought to be paying, we taxpayers cough up, eh? There you go. Torybus's Britain! Never mind, though, at least his kiddies are sorted. They didn't earn it, but why should that bother us in a world in which most young people, through no fault of their own, don't have a cat in hell's chance? But you'd think Teribius actually cared about them, wouldn't you, what with him going on about all that youth unemployment in Spain and all that? You do have to wonder...