George Osborne pushing low income families further into poverty
|Chancellor George Osborne|
What a difference a day makes.
Yesterday morning, the television news and the media generally, were full of reports with headlines such as "Hooray! Its pay rises all round", "From welfare to work", "The well, fair state" and other equally meaningless nonsense, trying to convince the public what a great guy George Osborne was in producing a winning budget. Now, less than 24 hours later,Osborne's sleight of hand, has been exposed as nothing but an exercise in the use of smoke and mirrors to conceal the fact that this budget has made millions of people worse off, particularly those at the lower end of the income structure. No wonder that Iain Duncan-Smith was celebrating.
|Iain Duncan-Smith, celebrating.|
Again the poorest in society are bearing the impact while those few at the upper end are protected from cuts and will no doubt become even more well off. Osborne has juggled with statistics and has distorted truth to produce a budget for the better off. The bottom line, which has been revealed by an independent financial body, is very simple. In this country, more than 13 million families will be almost £1000 per year worse off following this budget, and even more adversely effected in coming months when the government implement additional cuts to welfare expenditure. These measures may fill Duncan-Smith with ecstatic delight, but only produce morbid apprehension amongst millions of people.
When it comes to extolling the budget measures as being a "New deal bringing higher wages", parts of the media have no equals. It is to their eternal shame that they are very reticent in their comment exposing lies, deceipt and duplicity of this wretched government.