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Originally posted by Hecate666
The problem is that there are some that are scum and abuse the system but when the government is trying to do something about them, they only make life for the honest ones a misery, whilst the scum is still getting away with it.
I also believe that in any functional society there will always be unemployable people. The utopian idea of everyone working is impossible to maintain. People may get angry or jealous of them but really, would they want to live their life like them? Also, even the unemployables are contributing by putting their dole money back into the system by buying trainers and TVs etc. They have to live with the fact that they are useless humans with no skills. However the rest are decent people who have lost their jobs and can't find another one. Why should they be treated like scum?
The same with those on disability. The papers always make them all out to be all scroungers when in fact only 2-3% are lying about their disabilities.
They also have to prove every 12 months that they are still ill and also join stupid work activity groups that do nothing apart from making them worse.
However the lying scum and scroungers somehow never get caught!
It is always those that are honest that get punished, because they are honest. How comes I can spot a dodgy claimant from a mile away but they can't in the job centres?
So yes the whole system stinks and the opinions of the masses are wrong. I blame the newspapers who love highlighting benefit frauds if one comes along every half a year, but they never report on the difficulties and the hardship the majority of real claimants has to go through. The nation would weep if they did.