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Post  Jeanie on Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:29 pm

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bedroom-tax-tory-lord-freud-1545677

Says it all really !!!
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Post  cyfrifia on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:22 am

Try our bedroom tax calculator

Two cupboards plus a laundry basket= 1 bedroom.

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Post  Hinch on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:36 am

I'd be in trouble. Three double bedrooms, a conservatory, three tents and a 4-berth caravan occupied only by me and Mrs H.

No doubt the council would be sending round about 10 homeless people if I wanted to escape the tax. I'd have to change the name of 'Hinch Towers' to 'Dossers Retreat'.

Thank God I'm not claiming Housing Benefit.
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Post  cyfrifia on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:30 pm

That's ok Hinch, epigenetic research shows housing benefit claimants, on average, have shorter legs and do not kick them about so much when sleeping, so can be adequately accommodated in smaller bedrooms.

Interestingly, it has also been noted that members of Parliament, on average, thrash about and make spanking motions with their hands whilst asleep, so need much larger and separate bedrooms.

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Post  Spartacus on Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:53 am

Anti Bedroom Tax on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/antibedroomtax/ Over 10,000 members & growing.

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Post  Jeanie on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:11 pm

Spartacus wrote:Anti Bedroom Tax on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/antibedroomtax/ Over 10,000 members & growing.

I have signed thanks Spartacus.
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Post  keithatrochdale on Sat Feb 09, 2013 1:56 pm

Is this not the best petition to sign?

https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41600
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Post  Spartacus on Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:07 pm

keithatrochdale wrote:Is this not the best petition to sign?

https://submissions.epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/41600

I would say it is, Keith. Have signed it.

Not looked at the one on FB just added the page because of the interest show here. They seem to be proactive.

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Post  Jeanie on Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:04 pm

Bedroom Tax re-examined.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21541400

About time this was looked at !


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Post  Dalelad on Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:18 pm

Is the fact that a reduction in benefits is called a tax a sign of the times?
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Post  johnb on Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:32 pm

The re-examination of issues may well draw the line in a more appropriate place.
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Post  Charly on Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:15 pm

This may be of help to some of those affected by the bedroom tax;

http://www.dwp.gov.uk/docs/discretionary-housing-payments-guide-draft.pdf
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Post  cyfrifia on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:14 pm

Following on from the popular success of the well thought out and socially useful bedroom tax, the follow up might be the new window tax.

Many windows are going to waste, with hardly anyone looking out of them. Householders could be charged on the number and size of windows they have. This does make sense when you think about it, as people will be motivated to brick up unused windows, which will stimulate the brick making industry, be useful for training bricklayers and provide better insulated and energy efficient housing.

The handicapped and elderly who spend a lot of time staring out of the window will have special support measures put in place. They will have their windows bricked up, but a small slot left for them to peer out of at no charge whatsoever.

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Post  Charly on Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:37 pm

Did you know the term 'daylight robbery' was in fact referring to the window tax where people were actually taxed on the amount of windows they had?
Windows were bricked up to save money... so they were 'robbed' of the daylight.
I found this out when researching the family tree and found an ancestor had a '3 roomed house...with windows'!
Mine of useless information aren't I? Laughing
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Post  Atlas on Sun Mar 10, 2013 12:07 am

Yes Charly. However I cannot truthfully say that 'any' information is usless albeit some may be of little value to the masses by its very nature. Information being power and critical to most enterprises be they for good or evil.
I just thought I would share that thought with you - seeing as how it's Sunday - just. Wink
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Post  Old Regulator on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:11 pm

“The handicapped and elderly who spend a lot of time staring out of the window will have special support measures put in place. They will have their windows bricked up, but a small slot left for them to peer out of at no charge whatsoever.”

Cyfrifia. I find your use of the word ‘handicapped’ very interesting in what I feel you ‘think’ is a humorous post.

Do you mean the ‘handicapped’ of thought, as in thoughtless or simpleton?

Do you mean ‘handicapped’ as in ‘in capable’, as in incapacity?

Or are you so dim that you feel the use of the word is not an insult to those of us who suffer the mindless labelling of us by idiots?

No harm meant.

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Post  Hinch on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:17 pm

Phew- what a scorcher!
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Post  Charly on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:19 pm

Handicapped was an acceptable description at one time.. as in when I worked in a school for the 'Handicapped' in the 60's-70's
I doubt there was any offence intended by the original poster.


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Post  Hinch on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:25 pm

'Nigger' and 'darkie' were acceptable terms in some circles to describe black people until fairly recent memory but it doesn't make it acceptable today.
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Post  cyfrifia on Sun Mar 10, 2013 6:28 pm

Hello Old Regulator. Sorry to annoy you. The distinction between the 'h' word, and 'disabled' doesn't mean much to me. I've heard both used in discussions about the so called bedroom tax.Yes, I can be a bit dim witted sometimes, other times quite insightful, I guess most people are a bit like that. Thankyou for taking the time and trouble to tell me off. Neutral

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Post  Poppyanna555 on Sun Mar 10, 2013 7:43 pm

I am sure the term 'handicapped' that Cyfrifia used was never intended to offend. Unless you work or move in the same circles as disabled people on a regular basis you are not going to be 'up to date' with new terminology and have a tendency to use old and familiar ones.

I have a nephew that suffers from Cerebral Palsy and has learning difficulties, my sister still occasionally uses the word 'handicapped' when describing his condition.

How long before the term 'disabled' will be deemed offensive I wonder? In fact, I would go as far as to say that the term 'disabled' sounds worse than 'handicapped'!


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Post  Hinch on Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:22 pm

That's the English language for you. It is a living language and is constantly evolving all the time. As it has for thousands of years.

For instance, who would have thought that the word 'gay' would have acquired the meaning that it has within a few decades?
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Post  Jeanie on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:26 pm

Words are nothing if they haven't a meaning !
Say what you really think not what others expect you to say far to political correct these days and look at the mess we are in through it !
just watch "someone will jump in on my comment" just for the sake of it Wink


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Post  Hinch on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:30 pm

So would you refer to someone as a 'nigger', a 'queer', a 'spaz' or a 'wog' because some found them acceptable years ago?
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Post  Jeanie on Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:33 pm

Hinch wrote:So would you refer to someone as a 'nigger', a 'queer', a 'spaz' or a 'wog' because some found them acceptable years ago?
I never used those words Hinch so never condoned them and that is just what I am saying to me words are nothing without a meaning !!!
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