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Is David Cameron right to target public sector workers and the poor with cuts?

Do you think its right for David Cameron to go after the public sector workers and people on benefits? Shouldn't he go after the rich if he really wants to reduce our national debt like the bankers and celebrities who actually have the money to pay towards the debt? Or his he using the cuts as an excuse to pick on the poorest in society?

Asked By: solosun - 6/19/2010
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What I don't get is how exactly its going to work... More
Answered By: LadyMoon Baby #2 due 14/09/10!!! - 6/19/2010
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Do the math. Where are enormous amounts of money being spent? Pensions, entitlements, health care,.... Greece et al have proven that a rampant dependency culture cannot be sustained. As Thatcher said, "Socialism is fine until other peoples' money runs out."
Answered By: Rod J - 6/19/2010
 
No I think hes targeting society as a whole, although the emphasis will be on the rich (or richer) as anyone whose even a slightlest bit up to date with the news knows the debt problem in this country is a major issue and is far worse than anticipated, so everyones going to suffer to help curb the extent of our debt.
Answered By: K-K - 6/19/2010
 
No, but i'm not surprised.
Answered By: Genikid - 6/19/2010
 
Although it is the greedy selfish fat cats that have caused the problems they do not have enough money to get us out of the mess... More
Answered By: elo2joe - 6/19/2010
 
The last administration tried to conceal the unemployment figures by recruiting many thousands of state employees with no thought of how they were to be paid. We can't afford them... More
Answered By: ken613uk - 6/19/2010
 
Who said that he was targeting the poor, he said that he would aim to miss this group... More
Answered By: clovernut - 6/19/2010
 
Its what conservatives always do.....The people voted conservative. They have what they obviously wanted.
Answered By: Crow - 6/19/2010
 
YES... More
Answered By: guiri - 6/19/2010
 
I was on a stall in town today, dressed up as a street sweeper, with others as a nurse and a teacher (and a banker to give the other point of view). We made the point that there is no need to make ANY cuts to public services. The point runs as follows... More
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Answered By: Andrew W - 6/19/2010
 
The problem with the rich is that they're highly movable. Most of our tax take comes from the rich and if you increase it too much they'll move to where it's less and then the poor will have to pay more.
Answered By: pinkhamster (nWo) - 6/19/2010
 
Its the only way he can ensure that the politicians don't pay their fair share along with the bankers who bankroll the political parties. Notice that none of their pensions are being cut back.
Answered By: alamolicious - 6/19/2010
 
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