25/06/2010

A Budget that Picks on the Poor


I was interested to hear the budget proposals of the Conservative-Liberal Democrat Government. I agree with Jim Murphy MP when he says that this is a budget that 'picks on the poor.' Cuts to tax credits, pregnancy grants taken from new mums, child benefit frozen for years, support for disabled people being cut, housing support slashed, attacks on the public sector - this government has already proved that they are the same old Tories. Raising VAT is a regressive move, it will hit the poorest hardest. The poster above which was launched during the election campaign may give the impression that the Liberal Democrats were opposed to this but it appears that it really meant that they supported it. This budget will also hold back economic growth, growth is the best way to cut the deficit.