CSAhell – Do we need it?
October 9, 2012
Just listened to the radio interview with Darren Jamieson of csahell website who made some interesting points.
It seems the whole ‘farce’ that is the csa (cmec) just goes on and on. This expensive civil service operation has been going on for some considerable time and it doesn’t matter who is in government, red flag or blue flag the policies and mantra remain the same. We keep hearing about so called ‘improvements’ and planned improvements that are in the system, we hear about a ‘shake up’ to the rules and procedures but still the complaints pour in. The interview with Mr Jamieson was in March 2011, its now October 2012 and not much has changed, still the complaints keep coming.
Many of these refer to payments that have been made by the NRP but have ‘gone astray’ or been delayed. Some complaints refer to private arrangements being ignored (a point made in the interview a year ago) and some complaints about the csa chasing an NRP when the PWC doesnt want the money. In my case, like others on here, so much money was taken that I was better off unemployed so gave up my job. I don’t claim ANY benefits and my new partner supports me but what effect does my not working have on the economy?
My own view is that the government minister in charge is a fool who refuses to see the harm this organisation is doing. I think the csa is a scam, created to provide work for low grade civil servants in areas of high unemployment (look at the siting of their offices) with the aim of collecting ‘stealth’ taxes for the government.
In answering the question, we DONT need ‘hell’ from the csa, we dont really need the csa at all as the matter of maintenance is better off in the courts, but while this discredited organisation exists we DO need sites like CSAHell if only to get support and a sympathetic ‘shoulder’.
Thanks CSAHell for being there.