Provide benefits only to those who need them

There are many benefits given on the basis of age or some other criteria. eg Those who are 60 get bus passes , those who use the drug thyroxine get ALL their medication free, and at a certain age we can all have free TV liscenses  Why?

This is not necessary given many of those who are eligible for the benefits could afford  to pay. Whilst it is "nice" to be able to travel free a great deal of the time -and to have free drugs, it is a ridulous extravagance for government to subsidise people who don't need their help.

Instead, those who get means tested benefits shoud be helped by recieving  all the available benefits,and in circumstanses where this might cause hardship, there should be an appeals system where  borderline cases can be judged on their merits.  

Why the contribution is important

It is important in principal that  governments do not give money away to those who dont need it so it is available to direct to those who do - and to direct money where it is needed for the whole population ie the Health Service.

Why is money EVER given to those who dont need it?

by PK on April 13, 2017 at 05:18PM

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  • Posted by Yukiyama April 13, 2017 at 20:02

    Add farmers to that as well does the Chief Minister need his "welfare" farming handout of long £s
  • Posted by ManxVoter April 16, 2017 at 15:00

    Yep stop rich landowners - especially the ones in Tynwald - from sucking to excess on the public teet
  • Posted by ninjadispenser May 06, 2017 at 18:55

    Ah well,people tell lies you see.They count on not being checked up on or,if caught,say(through the legal aid lawyer of course) that they can't pay it back and you can't send me to prison as I've got kids so what you gonna do about it? It's pathetic and enrages people who pay their way and is an insult to those who genuinely need help and who hate being on benefits at all.
    More rigorous checks,less child benefits for more than one child and no automatic provision of housing to people who seem to think the state is responsible for them and their numerous offspring.
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