I AM a tax payer and have been for the last 50 years. I don’t mind subsidising other people’s children at school. I don’t even mind my taxes being used to support people out of work or people in need through no fault of their own and I am sure there are plenty of them, but I do mind supporting scroungers.

Never let anybody tell me about the poor children of the UK. That is children other than those who are poor through no fault of their own parents who cannot make ends meet.

I have an acquaintance who lives in association housing, is unemployed, unmarried and has eight children. She has just bought three hand held electronic game machines at £150 a pop for her children for Christmas, apart from other presents that she has bought for them. She has had to borrow money to put fuel in her vehicle until her benefits go into her bank account next week. Only until next week mind you.

We tax payers are supporting the likes of this woman and plenty of others I’m sure, no wonder the country is in dire straights.

My daughter has two sons, by the same man, her husband, after getting married first (makes a change). She works part time and she bought two hand held game machines for her sons. They were bought off the internet second hand because she couldn't afford to buy them new ones.

There is something seriously wrong in this green and pleasant land of ours.

One very disgruntled tax payer Bury