Wednesday, Oct 04, 2006

Too poor to have kids

Guardian: Finance biggest deterrent to having children, report says

Too many factors are making it financially difficult for couples to consider having a family. Debt and house prices being two of those factors.

Posted by inbreda @ 01:37 PM (529 views)
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1. Wadisgod said...

Chavs havn't been detered!!

Perhaps this is why our streets are filled with lawless yobs.

It is ironic that the responsible don't have children so that thier taxes can pay for the irresponsible to breed!!!

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 01:48PM Report Comment
 

2. paul said...

Thanks for finding this inbreda. The coffe might actually be reaching the synaptic nerves.

Lets try and spell this out for those in government who have studiously avoided this issue. For 66% of the population,

Unaffordable housing = no kids = demographic timebomb.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 02:14PM Report Comment
 

3. sovietuk said...

Oh well never mind. This won't affect the Party. Anybody who is a member of the Party (Public sector) will get their house bought for them by the state(see yesterdays articles) and will get a gold plated pension as well. Proles (that's the rest of the workforce) will have to make do as best they can and will just have to work until they die. Anybody who is not a member of the party will also probably be discriminated against beacuse he is a Prole(yes there was even a law being considered to make it an offence to be rude to a public sector employee - but sod the Proles). What sort of legislation will we get from 2010 onwards if IngSoc win again? Gulp!

So in summary. You get a house if you are a member of the Party or a rich Prole who keeps his mouth shut. Everyone else can huddle together in overpriced shoesboxes and look forward to working until death, taxed as much as is possible to keep the Party living a life of luxury.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 02:46PM Report Comment
 

4. Les said...

It won`t stop the chavs breeding.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 02:49PM Report Comment
 

5. talking rot said...

This Government is quite happy to screw young people. It is safe in the knowledge that, owing to the paucity of quality education it provides, young people will be unable to work out what is happening to them until it is too late to do anything about it. Besides, think of all those well paid job opportunities available to Graduates in paperfolding and media studies. Also, how will Gordon Brown balance his books and provide millions for bureaucrats to squander without Stamp Duty, Death Duties, VAT on goods and services required for moving house etc. Has anyone worked out how expensive it is to move home and how much more money the Treasury gets with rising house prices.

Finally, if there is no crash (possibly but unlikely I know) when will high house prices become a voting issue. When will political parties start to realise there is a generation of people who would be home owners if only they could afford to be? You'll here the Left cry "See, selling Council homes was a bad thing to do - let's build some more shoddy living spaces instead and con people ionto thinking they are great places to have a life and raise children."

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 02:50PM Report Comment
 

6. tyrellcorporation said...

SovietUK...Spot on.

I think financial reward should be clearly linked to the level of risk you are generally prepared to expose yourself to. Under New Labour this has been turned on it's head. Now, all you need to do is sign-up to a lifetime of boredom and unfulfiment to get gold plated security, perks, flexi-time and fantasy-land pension schemes.

I run my own digital graphics and design company. I work like a beast, am exposed to global competition, have no time off, have a pitiful bottom-of-the-barrel pension (paid for by me) and will probably work 'til I drop. I feel all warm and fuzzy knowing I am paying 40 a week to pay for public sector pension promises alone.

To cap it all, I now find out I'm paying for so called 'key workers' to get onto a very shaky housing ladder.

If I could get away with swearing on this forum the air would be blue!

I just wonder when the younger generation are going to wake up and realise they've been utterly shafted. The trouble is that the government knows that as long as people can get easy credit, buy their Magners, wear flip-flops and get their hair done in weird Guinea Pig styles, they're happy and life goes on!

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 05:05PM Report Comment
 

7. sirgoogle said...

Well in the end therewill be a HPC - as there will be loads of houses for sale. Shame it will take another 20 years for the @#$&ING selfish BabyBoomers to die off to release their housing stock.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 07:19PM Report Comment
 

8. Les said...

It won`t stop the chavs.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 07:25PM Report Comment
 

9. Mrmickey said...

The scary thing is that our taxes are ultimatly used to control us. Just got a temp job at our local university. The first thing they said to me was " were very politically correct here" and there's me thinking education was about freeing minds not being bombarded with propaganda.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006 08:38PM Report Comment
 

10. Cheekie Charlie said...

notice how the green belts around city's have disappeared! yes, there's the now the chav belt and the exclusive 2 bedroom appartment shoebox belt.

Thursday, October 5, 2006 12:02AM Report Comment
 

11. The Capitalist said...

Well said Tyrell and Soviet - a quick tale...

I started my own business this year -an alternative to estate agents called Homes Direct. I work from home. A few weeks ago, whilst I was out, two officers from the Office of Fair Trading turn up demanding to know where I was and to prove I wasn't running an esate agents.

What makes my blood boil is:

1. They didn't have the courtesy to make an appointment - putting into question my integrity as a business owner
2. It takes TWO of them to get in a car drive 30 odd miles for a pointless visit, go back to the office again, write a report and then finiish at 4pm to pick their kids up (both were female).

UK plc is not a going concern if we continue to have miilions of feckless public sector servants doing cock all.



Thursday, October 5, 2006 09:28AM Report Comment
 

12. Optimistic Pessimist said...

The Capitalist/ Tyrell -

Like you I also run my own company. Took over from my father in 96 and have been working very hard to build the business up.

It used to be fun in the beginning, but eventually all of this pointless b******t that this current government keeps piling on us has made the last few years a chore. It seems to be an uphill struggle to complete any task; be it Health & Safety, complying with current tax regulation or employee's rights. I only have a small company (7 people in total) but it appears that more of our time is spent on doing pointless crap, just due to government interference.

I had to smile, we had a call from the VAT office last Thursday, they want to come and do an inspection (3rd in the last 6 years), we needed to get available the last 3 years worth of invoices, bank statements, and receipts, oh and could we do that for 5 days time please! Yeah why not, it's not as if were sat here trying to run a business or anything. Anyway we were able to push it back 2 weeks.

The point of this rant; Well government interference, taxation and general meddling have taken any fun out being 'the boss'. Instead its one current worry of compliance, and ensuring you pay HM revenue on time. Needless to say i've lost the will to fight on; I am in the process of selling my company to a competitor, and when this is done i'm off on a long holiday.


Thursday, October 5, 2006 01:51PM Report Comment
 

13. indiablue19 said...

As I remember, Jonathan Swift wrote a remarkable treatise, "A Modest Proposal," on this very subject, suggesting to the underclasses of Ireland that giving birth to children might still be a good idea, in spite of their outright subjugation and slavery imposed by the British government with no thought to peoples' basic survival. His idea, as I recall, was that tender young people would be quite good to eat. Seems like the British government never improves and has brought similar subjugation to its own shores this time, meanwhile demonstrating an outstanding to canabalise all resources of the population themselves -- or allow unscrupulous bankers and Tesco to do it for them.

Thursday, October 5, 2006 02:04PM Report Comment
 

14. Indiablue19 said...

As I remember, Jonathan Swift wrote a remarkable treatise, "A Modest Proposal," on this very subject, suggesting to the underclasses of Ireland that giving birth to children might still be a good idea, in spite of their outright subjugation and slavery imposed by the British government with no thought to peoples' basic survival. His idea, as I recall, was that tender young people would be quite good to eat. Seems like the British government never improves and has brought similar subjugation to its own shores this time, meanwhile demonstrating an outstanding ability to canabalise all resources of the population themselves -- or allow unscrupulous bankers and Tesco to do it for them.

Thursday, October 5, 2006 02:05PM Report Comment
 

15. indiablue19 said...

As I remember, Jonathan Swift wrote a remarkable treatise, "A Modest Proposal," on this very subject, suggesting to the underclasses of Ireland that giving birth to children might still be a good idea, in spite of their outright subjugation and slavery imposed by the British government with no thought to peoples' basic survival. His idea, as I recall, was that tender young people would be quite good to eat. Seems like the British government never improves and has brought similar subjugation to its own shores this time, meanwhile demonstrating an outstanding ability ability to canabalise all resources of the population themselves -- or allow unscrupulous bankers and Tesco to do it for them.

Thursday, October 5, 2006 02:06PM Report Comment
 

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