posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 08:03 PM
reply to post by Freedom ERP
So we just sit back and let the State be bankrupted and do nothing to change it. If you want to sit back. Your choice.
You seem to be getting mightily worked up over one woman, from a newspaper report where we don't know the facts or the background. You seem to have
succumbed to the fear mongering and rabble rousing the papers are so good at. These people, these instances are not what bankrupts the country, it's
the corruption of banks and financial institutions. The benefits paid out are a drop in the ocean compared.
I would like things changed too, but the opposite way. In an ideal world that woman would have had some help, some therapy. I am not sure how that
could be enforced though. And maybe after two kids there should be no extra benefits.
But I would have to say that most on benefits are there for a good reason. And the benefits are pitiful for the law abiding person. The cheaters do
not get caught. But if you were to get sick, or lose your job you may find it very hard to find another one. I doubt at that point you would feel
everyone on benefits was a waster and a drain.
I would give people far more, as the pitiful amount most get is not even enough to live on. If you are hopeless and barely scraping by it is very hard
to gain the self worth back to feel you can improve your situation. I would pay those caring for parents, partners with alzheimers, as it is a
travesty they get hardly anything. If your partner became terminally ill you would get a tiny carers allowance and that would be all, as the
terminally ill fall right through the net. I would give pensioners more. Don't bother saying the money doesn't exist, of course it does, it is just
mismanaged, squandered on nonsense...and on stupid wars. Give people back their self worth and you will find them happier and more inclined to action.
Make them hopeless and nothing changes. Also, once people are on benefits they are sometimes too scared to come off them, it's a vicious circle. You
assume that everyone on benefits is a useless scrounger because that's what you read, it is not the case though.
This woman is actually a prime example of not being properly helped, they have just used the law to take her kids...one by one. Where is the help in
stopping the situation occurring again? She is also a very extreme case...a rare case.