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Derby Homes Boss Says Top Tory's Claim About Bedroom Tax Is 'misleading'

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Seems IDS is being taken to task by a local housing boss over comments he made on a visit to Heanor in Derbyshire

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Derby-Homes-boss-says-Tory-s-claim-bedroom-tax/story-26510670-detail/story.html#ixzz3aUGMmd6q

Iain Duncan Smith in Heanor, where he said that people choosing to stay in under-occupied properties was a good thing because they would have to work longer hours to cover for the loss of benefit, which would be good for the economy.

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Technically he is right- freedom of choice is absolute. So those people who cannot downsize to avoid the tax are freely choosing to pay the cost of the bedroom tax- after all they could just walk away from the house and live on the street.

Another example is a mugging- if you choose to hand over your wallet to avoid a beating then technically no theft has occurred- you chose to give up your wallet- you did-after all- have the freedom to refuse to do so.

This is the problem with the whole 'free choice' idea- we are all totally free to do anything we choose as long as the consequences of that choice are not allowed to be factored into the equation.

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Technically he is right- freedom of choice is absolute. So those people who cannot downsize to avoid the tax are freely choosing to pay the cost of the bedroom tax- after all they could just walk away from the house and live on the street.

Another example is a mugging- if you choose to hand over your wallet to avoid a beating then technically no theft has occurred- you chose to give up your wallet- you did-after all- have the freedom to refuse to do so.

This is the problem with the whole 'free choice' idea- we are all totally free to do anything we choose as long as the consequences of that choice are not allowed to be factored into the equation.

Similarly free-market capitalism is as big a steaming load of BS as the social/communist utopia. All of these systems require the perfect human being, so as soon as there is anything like dishonesty the system starts to breakdown.

Also once anyone has any serious money they want interventions to protect their money and with enough money power can be bought and market interventions start. Take the tea-baggers (who are most often baby boomers) in the US they've grown rich on the post WW2 system but want to deny the opportunities they had to others.

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Tell you what Mr Smith. You can keep your bedroom tax if you abolish the CAP.

Likewise, you can have your zero hours contracts, if you abolish income tax and implement a LVT.

Ah, thought not. You receive lots of agricultural subsidies and live in a massive house.

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