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Originally posted by LAUGHING-CAT
While I agree that the chronically unemployed should have their benefits tied to some sort of labor for their check, I shudder at the thought of these individuals becoming beholden to the Government. Let me explain.
I, for one, have been with the same employer for 26 years and am fiercely loyal to him. Not in a stooge kind of way but I ALWAYS put the company before anything else.(except our clients). A thought to consider, what if these people do start "working" for their checks, would we now have, ala nazi Germany, block informants? True stooges politik, that know what all the rest of us detest and rat us out for whatever grievences we have against the man? Do we really want to go down that slippery slope?
Why give them the jobs nobody else wants to do? Why not good jobs with decent salaries? Then you would see the welfare rolls greatly reduced and the workers would be improving the economy with the extra money they would be able to spend. Not to mention the morale of the workers would be high.
Drug addicts are also being targeted, with the government expecting them to declare their problem and to embark on treatment in return for benefits.
After a year of claiming unemployment benefits, people will be handed over to private firms. Each person will have to meet a personalised programme for training, voluntary work and job interviews. Those refusing to take part will face losing their benefits.
After a year on unemployment benefits, claimants will have to undertake at least four weeks compulsory work in the community. This becomes full-time voluntary work after two years. It is hoped that this will push people back into paid work as they will have to work at least 30 hours a week unpaid simply to claim benefits. They may also have to sign on daily.
Claimants will have to undertake rigorous medical assessments to determine what types of work they can undertake.