Ramping up exploitation
3:03pm Friday 1st February 2013 in Letters
THE deliberate government austerity programme provides a framework for them to ramp up exploitation, job losses and cuts using the pretext of the bankers’ crisis to drive down wages and extend privatisation, aided by sections of the mainstream media (why would I believe a newspaper owner who attended the same school as David Cameron)?
By exposing the myths around ie so-called “benefit cheats” which are simply attempts to divide and weaken. The latest DWP figures show that 2011/12 just 0.7 per cent (£1.1 billion overpaid) benefit expenditure was due to fraud, meanwhile figures produced for PCS by the Tax Justice Network show that £25 billion is lost annually in tax avoidance and £70 billion in tax evasion by companies and wealthy individuals, £26 billion is going uncollected, meaning the “tax gap” is over £120 billion – over 75 per cent annual deficit, and 100 times the level of benefit fraud!
Mr T King Pontnewydd Cwmbran