Correct, I never go to the public sector. Oh - aside from the NHS telling me I can't have the medicine for my chronic sleep disorder, because it's too expensive - but they told me that before the "cuts" anyway.
I have a reasonable income, my partner earns a pittance though. We have no children, but if we did I don't think I'd be complaining that other people aren't funding my lifestyle choice. They *are* a lifestyle choice you know. Aside from that, my income is also dropping in real terms, bills are all up everywhere you look, and it's pretty grim. All of these things happened regardless of "cuts". My remaining grandparent went into a council provided care home just two months ago, no problem there either. It's much nicer and safer than the house the council used to pay for - it's been like watching someone wake up for another lease of life. The pavement outside our house was literally still warm to the touch yesterday because they're all being replaced.
Child tax credits are the one very good point made, but as I say - you chose to have children. I have not chosen to buy a horse or live in Chelsea, because I can't afford to. On a reality based note, we reduced the amount of time our heating runs over the winter because it was so expensive, that's just life I'm afraid.
No amount of moaning about cuts to front line services changes the fact that individually and as a country, we're mostly broke now. It doesn't matter how much money 'Gideon and Dave' have, or their chums in business, or the amount of tax dodged by people wealthy enough to dodge it, because it would probably fund a single beer for everyone in the country. I believe spending significantly less on things we can't afford, is a real part (but not all) of the solution.
I'm just tired of people talking the cuts up as if it's the worst spectre in the world, destroying the lives of the poor while funding the lives of the rich. Do you know who the 'rich' are in the context of tax funding? The poor sods working for a living with no children, who are not rich and also use very little services of the state, paying a fortune in rent while people live next door free of charge. The same poor sods who can't afford to go on holidays or buy new cars, just like people with less money can't. The media particularly sensationalise it like an unknowable boogeyman lurking under the bed just waiting to kill poor granny in the winter. The economy falling over even more would be worse.
In short: it sucks for everyone, get over it. I don't like it either. I like the probable alternative even less.