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What YOU think should be axed

PUBLISHED: 13:51 17 June 2010 | UPDATED: 18:02 25 August 2010

Chris Elder, 60, business owner said: They should reduce the number of people who work in local councils.

Chris Elder, 60, business owner said: "They should reduce the number of people who work in local councils.

"They have to be careful though because the tax revenues could go up. They should also reduce the number of civil service jobs. The NHS should not be touched."

Pauline Garrod, 68, a retired secretary from Catford, said: "Teenagers should not get benefit money, they should get vouchers for food instead.

"Politicians are getting far too much money. Police support community officers should be cut as they have no power so they are ineffective."

Anne King, 56, a teaching assistant from Sidcup said: "They should increase taxes from people who earn over a certain amount and cut benefits for those who don't need them. They should do an overhaul of the whole benefit system."

Rosemary Wilson, 74, a retired customer services co-ordinator from Sidcup said: "Civil servants should get less money from their pensions. They should cut down the school services and they should check more on benefit cheats.

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