posted on Apr, 14 2008 @ 01:28 AM
There are a few threads on welfare reform but this one i think needs addressing now. The government is addressing incapacity benefit quite strongly
(and rightly so) but unemployment benefit is an absolute joke. I bring this up because a few days ago i met someone who had been on unemployment
benefit for 11 years according to him.
Eleven years of wasting around and contributing nothing to this country at all, there is no excuse for this. He was perfectly healthy, mentally stable
(from what i could tell) and seems to just be lazy. It's time we stopped these people from taking advantage of the hard work of others so here is my
opinion of this scurge.
Anyone on unemployment benefit should be offered a job as they are already. If they turn it down or take it and then lose it say within 3 months then
another job is found for them. If they turn a job offer down 5 times, or they lose 5 jobs, or a combination of the two (for example turning down 3
jobs then losing 2), then their benefit should be stopped. They would of course be offered another job but no benefit and maybe then they would have a
true bit of incentive to get off their lazy, out of shape, worthless backsides.
I'm tired of people taking advantage of our truly wonderful benefit system. Whatever you think of our welfare state at least it does take care of the
genuinely vulnerable (when it's used correctly). It helps those in need, who have been forced into a bad situation or become unwell. I love our
welfare system and i don't want to see it destroyed by a lazy few.
So i have written to my MP, i hope others here will do the same. I therefore provide you all with a link that you can type your post code into and
find your local councillors and MP. You can write an email into the form and it's posted to all of them (or just your MP if you choose).
Write now and maybe we can get some immediate action! Don't just sit here and complain, it will take you 10 minutes to write a letter, 10 minutes at
most and i provided the website to find your MP.