Originally posted by Truth_Hz
My issue is not with the OP working or not working, my issue is with him claiming benefits whilst being perfectly able to go out there and support his
family and the apathetic lazy attitude towards it.
I guess you missed the part where he says that he's been trying, and that the work just isn't there?!
There are jobs, a few of them, but you have to agree that the welfare of the child is the most important thing, so it doesn't always work out that
slaving away for 8 hours a day on minimum wage is any better.
People here are never going to agree on this, because there are different priorities. But, I can look at my nephew who sits on his butt all day
playing computer games when he could be out working in a warehouse and say that he is indeed a lazy scrounger. But if a parent is going to LOSE money,
and lose time with family, through working some low-pay job, that makes no sense to me and I wouldn't do it either!
The kids come first, and if it means he gets £10 a week more through being unemployed then so be it. The state has created this farce, they have
manufactured a system where people are often no better off slaving for the bare minimum.
As I said in the last post, I would be doing something from home, building something up rather than just sitting there watching TV. But if you could
lose money by working, where is the incentive? Yeah, we can all talk about "pride" and "morals" but not everyone agrees, and if I were in his
position I would be using this time to claim those benefits and build something with my time.
If you want to blame someone, blame successive governments who have completely failed to build a stable and balanced economy. Blame the bankers and
corporations paying little or no tax (which means YOU have to pay more), blame the wealthy who also leech off of society in a different way while they
keep everything in tax havens...
This is one guy, who is trying, and who is working, but has met obstacles that are no fault of his own. And you're attacking him because you have a
crusade against anyone who claims anything unless they fit your absolutely perfect formula for those "deserving enough".