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According to our new Deputy Prime Minister the current benefits system which Labour introduced is “madness”. The current system entitles families earning up to £60,000 a year to benefit handouts and needs a shake up as it entitles 90 per cent of families to tax credit, this is fair enough but don’t make everyone suffer, there is being reasonable and then there is being dam right stupid.
Although both the Tories and Liberal Democrats went into the election pledging reductions in tax credits, the Coalition want to go much further, cutting all payments to families with a combined income of more than £30k Gross per annum. The coalition policy would save about £1.3billion a year, but about 2.million families would be cut off.
Combined with the planned rise in VAT to 20% and possibly a rise in National insurance or tax how do they expect the working people to survive? I urge you please support this petition to stop Family Tax credits being pillaged and to support the earnings threshold to be reviewed and set at a more realistic figure.
To The United States Congress:
While quadrupling the number of people in correctional facilities over the past 30 years has played a major role in reducing crime, America's problematic prison system has done a poor job of ensuring that convicts who leaves the prison gates are ready to lead productive lives.
America releases about 550,000-600,000 each year, and does little to prepare them for work or school and-not surprisingly re-arrest most of them within three years after being released. Few released convicts find full-time work and many abandon spouses and children. People who have already spent time in prison or jail move back to some of America's poorest neighboorhoods to terrorize neighbors who can ill afford the cost of crime.
This must stop. I am asking The United States Congress to pass a law that would give employers tax incentives if they hire former convicts.
We need to send a strong message that former convicts deserves a second chance in life. If we as a civilized society cannot give them that chance, then i say we are partly responsible for them being re-arrested for not receiving a fair chance like the rest of us.