^ Much as I agree with certain points and do see clearly many people abusing the benefits system etc. I also know of a family who the wife has just found out she's expecting again, an accidental pregnancy but
However, for both it's a second marriage. They live in a 3 bedroom house with his 3 children from his first marriage; boy P7, girl P6, boy P5. Then there's her daughter from her first marriage whose 4 and their son together who is 2...now there's a baby on the way. As it is the 3 boys (10,7,2) are in together and the girls (9,4) as well. In their case I'd say that they need a slightly bigger house on housing...and he works, they just live in a council house.
So it depends :shrugs: In my view, we contribute towards our society and future through our taxes (idealistically) and as Colin said, it's the children who will be the ones making the decisions and supporting the older generations in the years to come.
If we all took it on we pay for what we use and shouldn't pay for others choices then I'd say we shouldn't pay for NHS treatment of smokers or alcoholics...as they choose to abuse their bodies and slowly commit suicide.
We all have pet hates and things we think it's unfair we should contribute too, but I like to try and do as I'd want others to do to me
Of course I'm probably seen by some as part of the problem since I'm in the middle of putting in a claim for employment and support allowance because I have a health issue that leaves me unable...for the moment, to work