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Originally posted by prettygreeneyes26
reply to post by ldyserenity
couldn't agree more, and now my career focus is all messed up,,
I want to go college not doing a council's job.
oh well might as well start popping out 20 kids and a mansion,,
I didn't even vote for cameron so why am I being punished!!,
I started part time work at age 11, and was in full time work at 17, now i am jobless penniless and very frustrated.
Originally posted by Concept X
UK Government to bring in forced manual labour
"Long-term benefit claimants could be forced to do compulsory manual labour under proposals being put forward by the government, it has emerged. Under the plan, claimants thought to need 'experience of the habits and routines of working life' could be put on the month long, 30-hour a week placements."
"Mr Duncan Smith said his plans were designed to reduce welfare dependency and make work pay. He said: "One thing we can do is pull people in to do one or two weeks' manual work - turn up at 9am and leave at 5pm, to give people a sense of work, but also when we think they're doing other work.
"The message will go across; play ball or it's going to be difficult."
www.bbc.co.uk...edit on 7/11/10 by Concept X because: (no reason given)
What are your thoughts?edit on 7/11/10 by Concept X because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Originally posted by DragonsDemesne
It also seems fair; if you are going to accept a government handout, you should have to do something to earn it.
Don't you think that the Government should provide money so that people can have their basic human rights like food, water and shelter? Why should we have to work for these?
If you want luxuries like a big plasma TV, by all means you should work for it.
If you have to work for what is accepted as human rights, then you are a slave.
If a farmer did this to his animals, he would be in big trouble. Don't see why it should be any different for TPTB.
Originally posted by Exuberant1
People who advocate forced or compulsory labour should be imprisoned.
Originally posted by wookiee
People who take money from other people and give it to able-bodied people who don't earn it should be imprisoned.