Tory/Liberal Welfare Reform Bill is the most fundamental in changes to the welfare system since the welfare state was set up. Its aim is to reduce welfare spending over the next four years by £5.5 billion about the same as the banks £6bn that the banks have paid out in bonuses this year. The government is set to train its sights on precisely those sectors of society that need help most and to drive down their living standards to maintain and increase the living standards the rich.
According to Cameron, one in every £7 of government spending is devoted to welfare, amounting to £90bn a year, and this isn’t "simply not sustainable." the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere that have swallowed billions of pounds to no avail, to say nothing of the human cost, they are not sustainable. Weapons of mass destruction, such as the Trident nuclear submarine fleet, are also unsustainable, costing tens of billions and contributing nothing to society. The level of tax avoidance in Britain is also unsustainable, costing the exchequer around £80bn annually. The coalition assault on working-class living standards forms part of its on-going campaign to absolve the capitalist class of its responsibility to society.