The latest wheeze from our coalition government is to try and force young unemployed people to stay at home with their parents instead of renting rooms at the taxpayers’ expense.
[adsenseyu1]The Express says that although many unemployed young people are already forced to stay at home there are also many who, due to earning so little or on Jobseekers’ Allowance, qualify for housing benefits.
So the government wants to ‘make work pay’ and make sure that the young unemployed stay with relatives.
These plans are only under consideration and no real plans or announcements are in the offing, just as well when even the policy’s supporters question how it would be implemented.
Emma Boon, campaign director of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: “It will be hard to tell whether or not a young person has somewhere else appropriate where they can live. However, in principle it is a good idea. It is right that jobseekers who have some accommodation don’t live at taxpayers’ expense.”
No wonder people will have to work later in life with the extended state pension ages, they’ll be working to keep their children at home. Children that will inevitably become a lost generation.
We make rules and benefits when times are good and throw money about but as soon as the purse strings start drawing in it is the poor that suffer again. But the cuts have to be made.
But do you know what will now happen? As predicted by Mervyn King, the governor of the Bank of England, just before the election the winners will be unelectable for a generation. Then Labour will return with promises of throwing even more money about and the electorate will lap it up; ‘it will be different this time’ they will declare as the nation’s debt skyrockets. And another lost generation will be born. We will never learn.