posted on Jul, 23 2010 @ 09:08 AM
I could smack people who think its an easy ride on benefits, I struggle to feed my 2 kids, pay the bills (as I write this I open yet another bill) and
I don't smoke, don't drink, don't do drugs, don't drive, don't have money to keep up with clothing, I have literally 1 pair of bottoms, 1 pair of
shorts, about 10 pairs of boxer shorts, 4 pair of socks, a thin jacket for them cold days and had them years, oh and a pair of trainers (sneekers)
that rip my feet to bits.
I have no criminal record so don't picture some chav with a can and a cig covered in tattoos (which I have none of them either).
I don't eat take away, I don't spend lavishly, I have the same PC that is 6 years old that was a hand me down, the internet is paid for by my inlaws
as a cheap method to keep in touch because we can't afford to travel to see them.
Job? Well apart from the illnesses I suffer that are ignored by the doctors (I have nothing to benefit the country ergo don't exactly come high on
the priority list for help), aside from that I am of the average age white demographic with no qualifications (due to disruptive life when younger
beyond my control) and no job I could manage to grasp by fluke would put me in an even worse situation.
I am a slave to debt (bills, not catalogues or anything lavish) and I have to look forward to another winter where I have to listen to my children
coughing in the cold air because I can't afford the heating.
and now with further threats to cut benefits, less housing benefit and so on things are only looking worse and worse, you people here on this site
talk about governments enslaving the people, debt is the trap, and you are all going to fall one after the other so make snide remarks on the lower
class all you want.
When I had my children I was breaking even on everything with a more positive outlook, how quickly and sneakily things can be changed without seeming
to be any different financially at first glance.
Here is the plan, increase the price of everything, give a little extra benefit to make it look like it will help out, it isn't until you find the
shopping bills getting higher but the amount of shopping getting cheaper and less quantity and the bills slip out of control before you realise it.
Yes, what a wonderful life of luxury it is for us dole dossers, I highly recommend it.
If you are single without kids and have a job and a flexible friend its easy to be blind to the facts, one day it will be your turn too.
[edit on 23-7-2010 by keepithush]