Post # 1
Okay, okay, so it’s the Daily Mail and I think they’re starting to ‘troll’ newspaper stories just to get people talking about them, but let’s forget that trap at the moment!
A women in this article has a family income of £7,000 a month and says she spends ALL OF IT, and because of that, she deserves child benefit.
Please tell me I’m not the only person who thinks her poor spending habits shouldn’t be rewarded!
How are there people like this?! It’s one thing living a good lifestyle, but it’s another to spend so much and still expect more. Don’t go on your second holiday, or buy your kids designer clothes, or change your car every year!
Argh – people!
Post # 3
Wow, I’ve never heard of such a thing as ‘child benefit’. What exactly is it? Does everyone with children get this benefit if they are eligible?
Post # 4
In the UK every family gets paid something like £20 a week per child. You get it regardless of income, but now the government is taking it off those with high incomes. It’s a great thing for those who need it- not so much for the ones who stick it in a savings account!
Post # 5
@pinkshoes: I think the US has something similar with taxes. Each child gets you a sveral thousand dollar deduction on your income taxes if you meet some income requirements. I want to say it’s around 5k per child, which breaks down to roughly $96 per week saved.
Personally, I think a lot of tax issues need to be overhauled and reexamined. I can’t say what the limit should be, but clearly some people don’t need it as much as others.