Most amusing. The assistant comment page editor at The Guardian complains that he\’ll be hard hit, as the father of five, by the changes in child benefit.
Just to let you know, assistant comment page editor is quite a senior position.
So let, us now deploy one of the guardianistas favourite arguments about, say, tax credits.
That they are a subsidy to those companies that refuse to pay a living wage. And so, yes, child benefit is clearly a subsidy to The Guardian which refuses to pay sufficient wages to someone in middle to upper management so that they can raise their family.
Worth reading the comments as well. Looks like my supposition about how the benefit cap will go over was reasonable enough. sure, cap it at the equivalent of £35k pre-tax? Well above median household income?
Sure, why not?
The article just keeps on giving on each re-reading:
However, not since China\’s one-child rule has there been such a penalty for having kids.