The headline says Working for Families cuts makes life harder for families .
In Richard London’s house they bring in $85,000 a year. With three children, that means $85 dollars a week from Working for Families.
They’ll lose about $2.55 a week under today’s changes, life’s hard enough as it is.
“It’s difficult so any cuts to Working for Families, it affects us quite immensely,” he says.
It depends on how you define hard but would a family of three really struggle on $85,000 a year? That’s well above the average income and if they need the extra $2.55 a week, they do have options.
One or both parents could do more paid work or they could look at their budget, give up some luxuries and reassess what’s necessary.
That’s what the government is having to do because previous administrations have given money to people in want rather than need.
A couple of tradesmen called in last night, they brought up the this topic and neither had any sympathy at all for the families who will be losing a little bit of their WFF payments.
They’d both brought up their children on incomes well under $85,000 and without any government assistance. Like me they didn’t mind paying tax to help people in need but neither approved of paying for people in want.