We see huge headlines in the Tory Press about benefit fraud. All those scroungers who are taking the system for a ride.
It undoubtedly happens. There are some who are scamming the system.
The cost to the treasure of benefit fraud was £6.1 billion!! That’s a lot of money!!
Of course, much of that fraud comes from organised criminals and not hard-up people on benefit!
What the Tory Press do not seem to be concerned about is what is happening at the other end. The wealthy millionaires and billionaires are using tax loopholes and fraud to avoid paying the taxes they should be paying. the cost of this tax avoidance and fraud is an eye-watering £35 Billion!
So the wealthy are scamming the system 6 times more than the poor – but nobody seems to care about that. They’d rather blame the poor. The rich deserve to be rich. For them tax is optional.
If we looked at all the legal loopholes that these people are squirrelling billions away into the cost would be even greater.
We’ve had twelve years of Tory austerity, a huge hit from Brexit, another huge hit from Covid and now the cost of living crisis. Who picks up the bill for all this? We do – the little people! In the course of these twelve years of Tory rule the wealthier have never had it so good. They have gained from austerity, Brexit, Covid and the Cost Of Living Crisis.
The Tory Party was inaugurated to look after the interests of the wealthy. That’s precisely what they have done.