reply to post by palehorse23
fair point, we are all entitled to our opinion i guess, but i remain extremely annoyed at the way people reacted, and if you really want me to scour
through and start quoting people i will, but i felt there were to many to do this hence the sum up!
Speaking from personal experience the benefits system is not as cut and dry as, get your self together and get off benefit! there are a thousand
issues and stories i could start discussing but to be fair this isn't a thread about that, it's a thread about the fact that
1, somebody thinks it's ok to even suggest taking away peoples basic human rights and 2, other people agree!!
i have been visiting this site regularly for the past couple of weeks and have had some really great conversations with some really great people, the
subject of "social status" had not yet come up and when i read this thread i was so disgusted with what people were saying i did at that time wonder
how i had come to be here, so yeah, i said that in anger but i stand by everything else i said.
have you ever been too sick to work? have you ever had to struggle for money, know what it's like to live on a council estate? been turned down for a
job? been judged by others because of where you live or what you can or can not afford?
i really don't want to argue and i'm not coming back to this thread after this post as it's vexing me too much, but one last thing...
for everyones information, and before people start wondering if their taxes are paying for my internet connection, i have a job now and am no longer
"sponging" off the government, but the fact is i was sick for a long time, and the person who made this statement in the first place said it to me
as well as thousands of other people who are struggling, so excuse me for taking it so personally, and in reality if someone said that to my face i'm
afraid i might get violent, another stereotypical side effect of being a council estate dweller!!
being on benefit is not always a choice, and once you are trapped within the system it is not as easy as you might think to simply walk out, we all
have bills to pay, and on a site like this where people talk of aliens, government conspiracies etc i just can't believe people are so closed minded
to seriously think this is ok