Target: Prime Minister of United Kingdom David Cameron
Goal: Maintain benefits provided to low income and struggling citizens in the United Kingdom
Recently, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom announced plans to revoke benefits for single parent claimants that have three or more children. Additionally, citizens who are under 25 years old may also lose their housing assistance. Prime Minister David Cameron believes that many adults under the age of 25 are living within a “culture of entitlement” and believes that these benefits are damaging the economy. Tell the Prime Minister not to revoke these benefits, as many families and young adults rely on them for financial assistance and to pursue opportunities that will better their living situations.
Cameron stated that his new plan will target single parents who have multiple children. He claims that citizens are taking advantage of the welfare system instead of supporting themselves. A recently quoted passage from the Prime Minister has inflamed many politicians, including the Democrats: “We have been encouraging the working-age people to have children and not work, when we should be enabling working-age people to work and have children.” He states that one out of six children live in a household where not a single adult works, but receives benefits from the government. While it is unfortunate that these children are relying on benefits, it is unfair and prejudiced for the Prime Minister to assume that all young adults are having children and not working. With these statistics in mind, it means that many low income and single parent families are still struggling and trying to make ends meet.
The Prime Minister is concerned about working-age citizens stealing money from the welfare system. While he acknowledges that the recession hurt many people, Cameron does not realize that the effects of this event is still felt among the populace. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom needs to realize that many young people are struggling to make ends meet, and taking away their benefits will only make them struggle further. Stop this plan from going into effect by telling the Prime Minister to find another solution to help the economy.
Dear Prime Minister Cameron,
Recently, you unveiled your plans to cut benefits for single parent households and young adults who are getting housing benefits. These plans have outraged many liberal politicians along with those who are currently receiving assistance. Your plan seems extremely prejudiced, as you are ignoring the cries of those in need. It is not right to strip away benefits to those who are struggling and trying to make money.
I urge you to abandon this plan immediately, as it is unfair and ridiculous. Of course single parents with multiple children need help, and many young adults have not recovered from the recession. By stripping away these benefits, your people will struggle even more to make ends meet.
[Your Name Here]
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