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Originally posted by Lulzaroonie
Isn't it curious that they can find you mandatory full-time employment where you earn only the sum of your JSA/Unemployment benefit, yet these jobs are not available to those who want to earn a proper wage and become gainfully employed?
Originally posted by PW229
reply to post by AnotherHumanBeing
There is a reason the lady is "fat" and it's not what you might think. As one travels down the earnings scale and begins the decline into poverty one of the first victims is diet. At the higher end one can afford fresh ingredients and daily shopping trips, the diet tends to be balanced and hence the individual is healthier. Now let's travel to the lower rungs of the scale, the almost criminal amount the unemployed are given weekly can barely keep them warm (leading to the saying, "Heat or eat") let alone afford them the luxury of fresh healthy food. They have to depend on food that can keep for weeks or even months (no daily shopping trips on benefits!) which inevitably leads to tinned vegetables, frozen foods and processed garbage. With energy costs at crippling levels they require food that can be prepared quickly to limit usage of expensive fuel (electricity and gas for cookers). The result is the diet is high in fats, salts and other nasties that aren't in the diet of the more affluent, at least not in such high amounts anyway. In a bizarre twist, as your income goes down your weight goes up. This is of course, up to a certain point of poverty.
Now I could have simply said, "She's fat because her diet is poor as a result of her poverty," but that doesn't make you think. Sometimes what you see with your eyes is not the whole picture.
OP, great post and I will be responding presently.
Originally posted by ProRipp
Ive seen quite a few posts in this thread referring to 'Broken Britain' and the 'System' being broken !
I have to tell you that it is'nt 'broken' it's working exactly how they planned it !
Originally posted by AlanQaida
I even told one guy he would have a fair chance at winning a Darwin award, he seemed excited!