[Marxism] Owen Jones on Tory savagery

Steffan Wyn-Jones mrpettymrsmorse at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 9 17:58:26 MST 2013

"The baying of the Tories is loud enough; the voices of those affected have been all but airbrushed out of existence by the political establishment and a supine or sometimes criminally complicit media. Save The Children recently revealed a world that most of the commentariat don't even know – or want to know - exists: of parents choosing between heating their homes and feeding their kids; or skipping their meals to make sure their sons and daughters are nourished. Such is the conspiracy to deprive the electorate of the truth about the Government's onslaught on the welfare state that many don't even know they are about to be hit. With the Resolution Foundation projecting a 15 per cent decline in income for low earning families by 2020, they'll know soon enough. Research by the TUC last week showed that the more people know about the realities of the welfare state – about fraud, who gets benefits and how much they are really worth – the less likely they are to support Tory attacks. Here is the potential undoing of this vicious campaign."http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/the-welfare-bill-a-government-of-millionaires-just-made-the-poor-poorer--and-laughed-as-they-did-it-8443619.html 		 	   		  

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