The taxpayers money should be spent wisely, and not used as a license to print money for people who decide three four or five children pay better than working for a living.
It would instill a sense of responsibility, and pride in families if the large payments for multiple children were reduced, so it no longer became such an attractive financial proposition. No child would be deprived, and no child would be worse off, as all this scheme would ensure is that the children were the recipients of the food, clothing and other associated necessities, rather than the parents who currently receive taxpayers money, and the complete autonomy on how to spend it. Too often this is on themselves and their lifestyle, and not on the children such payments are intended for.
There are two areas that concern me currently.
One is that we are encouraging an underclass to produce children in a downward spiral of less morality, where it is considered right and proper to never work, never take responsibility, and never to refuse a handout.
This is a poor example, for children, and this dependency spiral will not diminish unless the incentives are reduced drastically.
Secondly, the birthrate among immigrant families has now reached (approx) 20% of the national birthrate. Traditionally this is because people from abroad do tend to have much larger families. The problem comes from sustainability and social cohesion.
If this is allowed to carry on unchecked, then it will foster resentment over payments and priority housing, and also allow unchecked alteration of our
I sincerely hope my ideas may be given consideration, as we simply cannot carry on spending money that we do not have, and as a taxpayer I for one resent day after day the newspapers reporting the blatant abuse of people in this country of our over generous benefits system. A benefit is a gift from the people to the dispossessed and genuine in need sections of society, it should not be seen as an absolute right as an alternative to having to work for a living