11th February 2013
Dear Kent Messenger,
You referred to the 'Bedroom Tax' as the 'Big Squeeze', the irony of
which should not be understated. This is the latest disgusting attack on
people on low incomes by the Conservative / Lib Dem government and
comes hot on the heels of council tax benefit cuts.
This tax will lead to evictions and poverty for many of the 600 families
affected by it in Maidstone while forcing teenagers to share bedrooms
and ensuring that carers have to sleep on a sofa - it really will become
a 'big squeeze'. Families with a son or daughter in the forces will
also have to give up their spare bedroom or pay more for it.
Of course the 'big squeeze' only applies to people on benefits and low
incomes. Those Lib Dem and Conservative MPs will doubtless be unaffected
by the changes - instead they are calling for a disgusting 32% pay rise
Maidstone Green Party