Interesting question here;
“The Conservatives could go into the next election warning pensioners to expect a cut in their benefits, the Work and Pensions Secretary has suggested. Iain Duncan Smith said pensioners will get plenty of warning in a manifesto pledge “if there are going to be any changes made” to their benefits, which include free bus passes, television licences and prescriptions. His comments are likely to be seen as another strong hint that universal benefits for pensioners could be targeted for cuts after 2015.”
Now then, I am going to argue this both ways. Welfare DEFINITELY NEEDS to be cut and the more savage the cuts the better.
However, pensioners are a very special group, they have fixed income and are very vulnerable. I would personally like to see Government take more care of them and it should find better areas for cuts. For example, how about we axe the £12 BILLION foreign Aid budget and direct it where it is needed – our senior citizens?