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Neath MP Peter Hain claims the "strivers" are being clobbered by Government cuts

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: February 19, 2013

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THOUSANDS of low to middle income families in Neath will be even worse off in the future because of Government economic mismanagement, Peter Hain has warned.

"The Prime Minister and Chancellor are on the side of the millionaires, not Neath's many thousand 'strivers'," he said.

Mr Hain said the Resolution Foundation think-tank showed families worst hit by benefits cuts would not see their living standards return to pre-recession levels until 2023.

At the same time, the Office for Budget Responsibility, warned real earnings were set to continue falling until 2014.

Mr Hain said: "If the Government is on the side of the strivers, why is the Prime Minister giving millionaires a tax cut of £100,000 a year on the same day the punitive bedroom tax begins?

"Quite simply he is helping out the millionaires.

"While the strivers — the nurses, the police, the teachers, engineers and electricians — the people who work hard and play by the rules, are being clobbered by the cuts."

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  • thomastdout  |  February 21 2013, 8:58PM

    Can mr Hain catagorically say that any liebor administration will reverse all government savings.

  • thomastdout  |  February 21 2013, 8:54PM

    Members of parliment voted themselves a pay rise and are still trying to fiddle their expenses mr Hain.

  • abertawejack  |  February 20 2013, 12:14AM

    Ever since that yank popped over here and told our government MP's, that we are too soft with our Jobless and benefit claimants, we've had nothing other than media coverage portraying, benefit scroungers, with a blanket ban on all whom dare to question this statistically. It is blatantly obvious that one way traffic against benefit seeker is now the media norm. May i remind all parties in government, that we tax payers pay national insurance. As and when the yanks pay this (NI) from their wages then and only then will I listen. How many millionaires pay national insurance? let alone a proper taxation.