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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/21/child-poverty-budget-david-cameron

Unicef's latest "report card" on child wellbeing shows that income poverty matters. It found that household income is the most important factor in determining levels of child poverty and inequality in the UK, and, indeed, that the size of the inequality gap in the UK is far from inevitable.

One way of supporting disadvantaged families would be for the government to promote the living wage across the public and private sector. This would help parents to pay for basic necessities, like housing, food and transport, which many are struggling to provide for their children at the moment.

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Wow!

What a revelation!

It's lucky we have this ultra intelligent elite researching this stuff.

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So I, as a middle earner, need to help the children in poverty through my ever larger tax contributions but the bankers, fat cats and politicians amongst us can carry on as before?

Great, where do I sign?

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/21/child-poverty-budget-david-cameron

Unicef's latest "report card" on child wellbeing shows that income poverty matters. It found that household income is the most important factor in determining levels of child poverty and inequality in the UK, and, indeed, that the size of the inequality gap in the UK is far from inevitable.

The report is more revealing that you think. They obviously failed to spot a correlation between household income and work.

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So I, as a middle earner, need to help the children in poverty through my ever larger tax contributions but the bankers, fat cats and politicians amongst us can carry on as before?

Great, where do I sign?

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Wow!

What a revelation!

It's lucky we have this ultra intelligent elite researching this stuff.

Did they make mention of reducing expenditure?? like rents for instance?

I don't suppose there's a mechanism for reducing rents, is there?

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So I, as a middle earner, need to help the children in poverty through my ever larger tax contributions but the bankers, fat cats and politicians amongst us can carry on as before?

Great, where do I sign?

Its not advocating that at all, exactly the opposite.

That wages at the bottom end should increase meaning that benefit payments need to be less, and thus taxation will be less. The costs of goods and services will increase as a result but its far better to have a higher wage economy, than a low wage high benefit economy.

Though tbh its far far too late now for such changes, the rise in equality that has occurred over the past 30 years has been part and parcel of the credit bubble. The economic wipe out which will result from the bubble finally bursting will undo all that inequality, just as happened in the great depression following the 1929 wipeout. Many many of those who think they are rich will find out they are not really rich at all.

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I don't suppose there's a mechanism for reducing rents, is there?

There is, but it isn't in large rent collector's interests, so it can't happen and it's rude to even suggest it

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Its not advocating that at all, exactly the opposite.

That wages at the bottom end should increase meaning that benefit payments need to be less, and thus taxation will be less. The costs of goods and services will increase as a result but its far better to have a higher wage economy, than a low wage high benefit economy.

A 'high wage economy' with high prices is the same as a low wage economy with low prices

The way to give people more for their work is by reducing the costs inflicted on work and workers

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