So actually, most benefits go to people who work.
Just think about that for a moment. You work to stay alive, you're a productive member of society, but you're still not earning enough to make ends meet. And what is the government's answer? A massively complicated and unreliable system of tax credits to give you some of your money back if you jump through a bazillion hoops.
Surely, SURELY, no-one can dispute that it would be much easier for all concerned if the the worse-off were simply taxed less in the first place?
Why exactly is it that we can't just stop tax credits and replace them with lower taxes for poorer people?
And why exactly was that great hero of the people, Gordon Brown, not vilified for the monster he created?
Could it be the blindness of statists to the many failings of state?
Lower taxes mean more money in pocket without the stress of proving you need it to some interfering busybody who is sponging off your work.
Everybody thinks about "good taxes", where rich, arrogant bankers pay for the upkeep of the needy. Nobody thinks about the fact that minimum wage workers help to subsidise train fares for Surrey stockbrokers or pay for overloaded European vehicles to destroy our roads, etc. Nobody worries unduly about people struggling to clothe and feed their kids when they demand that we subsidise EU boondoggles.
Tax ISN'T just a "good thing". Think about that the next time you demand more of it.