Hm (says she who's been waiting at the opthamologist for over an hour with her son, kudos to my son for waiting beautifully), wow for smart phones and the ability to learn in what would otherwise be a brain dead situation.
I've just been looking up Sweden and Denmark and governments -both listed as unitary parliamentary democracies, both as highest incomes per capita, and highest happiness levels. I couldn't live in one of these countries due to climate, but want to know the negatives.
Well, one negative is that even if you did move to Sweden or Denmark, you wouldn't be eligible for all their wonderful benefits.
I would hope there is no-one here who would begrudge a child the items essential for school, and I would be more than happy to see such a bonus targeted at those who genuinely can't afford such items. But for the most part it goes to people who could afford them anyway! Yes back to school time is traditionally tighter than usual, but that's what budgeting is all about. Dare I say that's what having children is all about! (Once more, I speak about those families who could afford the items in any case.)
I do think the threshold could've been lowered. If it makes life that little bit easier for low income earners then I'm all for it.
I honestly do not know how I would've paid for DS's uniform when I was on my own, let alone pay the school fees and everything else. Especially straight after Christmas.
For some, probably nice to have. For others I have no doubt it's needed.
I am sort of hoping this conversation is moot anyway, as I hope there is some miracle that keeps the TA from being our prime minister.
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