I spent very little time at the docs or needing any kind of hospital treatment but still paid taxes/insurance. To me this smacks of an easy target.
And I did pay back the £10 in child benefit I was overpaid as we left the country before the date I was paid up to.
What about the unpaid taxes they are not bothering to chase? Wasn't that a figure of £3bn or something? Should those people be allowed not to pay taxes when everyone else does?
Were you chased up for this, or were you being honest? A measly £10 whilst the fat cats get fatter!
If you have ever noticed....it seems there is an inverse ratio on means to children. Generally from what I see, the more education, opportunity, means; the less children you have. Am I wrong? Those who can least afford them, have the most!! I "usually" am in agreement with replacement, but once you are beyond that, why should the government pay for the excessive abuse of the system?
It makes me sick with rage when I see huge families, one recently with 10 kids, claiming every benefit under the sun and living in expensive properties for which they're getting full housing and council tax benefit. And please don't get me started on the feckless unmarried teenage mums who have no intention of working!!
I suppose it could be argued that you can't tell people how many children they can have, but enough is enough! They should make these teenage mums live at home with their parents, or in hostels, like they used to have to do before all these nice, easy benefits came along. That'd make them think twice before getting pregnant.
Also I think familes should get child benefit for the 1st two children, then after that nothing. That, too would focus minds, and on a more practical level it would help keep the population down. Britain is bursting at the seams as it is.