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Geoff the Duck BS: UK Benefit Reform U-Turn (26) RE: BS: UK Benefit Reform U-Turn 06 Mar 12

The thing that all the political parties get wrong is that they all want to "means-test" benefits. Then they argue about "who" to remove benefits from.
What should happen is make the benefits universal - give the same amount to all who qualify for a basic condition e.g. a fixed amount given for each child up to the age of 16. The money to pay fro it should hen come out of taxes. Tax levels should be set so that people with income above a certain level pay out more than they could gain from any benefits they might receive. It couldn't be more simple, fair or efficient to administer.
How much of the nations cash is spent on departments whose only purpose is to administer and decide who to not give money?

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