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Exclusive: So-called ´in-work
poverty´ soars by 59% under
Coalition as more people with jobs
are forced to claim housing benefit

Independent [UK], by Andrew Grice

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Posted By:Ribicon, 5/8/2014 11:26:50 PM

The number of people in work and claiming housing benefit has rocketed by 59 per cent since the Coalition came to power and will cost taxpayers an extra £5 billion by next year’s general election. The figures, compiled by the House of Commons Library, highlight the growth of “in-work poverty” in recent years while wages fell in real terms and rents continued to rise. They also undermine claims by some Conservatives that benefit claimants are “skivers” because many people qualify for state help even though they are in jobs. The number of housing benefit claimants in work rose from 650,561

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Using welfare benefits to subsidize employers of entry-level workers (cashiers, stockers) has to be one of the greatest government scams ever, in the USA as well as in the UK, it appears. Why is there a CVS, a McDonalds, etc on every corner? One or two Walmarts every few miles, grocery stores everywhere? Easy; hourly wages are kept artificially low through programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, utility subsidies, rent subsidies, you name it, all paid for with borrowed/printed money.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tipover, 5/9/2014 1:53:14 AM     (No. 9841751)

We are in the process of the same thing right now. It will get much worse with amnesty driving wages for blue collar and agricultural (American or legal immigrant) workers into the ground.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue hen1, 5/9/2014 4:15:41 AM     (No. 9841765)

AKA Hope and Change

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mickturn, 5/9/2014 11:08:31 AM     (No. 9842241)

Welfare is nothing more than Handouts for Taker Bums.

If it were narrowed down to those that COULD NOT work and had to have help we´d be at less than 5% of the population...so what is it with the other 45-50%? DIM voters, that´s what.

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