Originally posted by SecretFace
but yet there are millions who can live fine off of the state thanks to the working tax payer and contribute nothing. That just isn't right.
Interesting that you mistakenly believe there are millions of criminally out of work people in the country. This is a total fallacy of course, since
the vast, staggering majority of people revcieving benifits are actually IN work, and therefore contribute to society by doing thier jobs, paying
thier rates, and so on, and the vast majority of those OUT of work did not choose to be in such a position either. The realist would say that while
there are some who abuse the system, the greater majority are just in the crap and cant find a way out.
They are none the less, in need of state assistance because the number of jobs which offer a proper, living wage on which to feed a family, heat a
home, and so on, is much too small. The government levels blame for our nations ills, and the cuts they desire to use to solve them, at poor working
folks. You tell me who works harder, the person doing thirteen hour shifts at basic national minimum wage, or the person doing five hours a day for
fifty k a year? I know who sweats the most and so do you.
The fact is that the government could have avoided any discussion on the topic of benifits by cleaning up the acts of the various government
departments, and by that I do NOT mean mass redundancy. Every government department, including the HMRC has been, for YEARS, been getting its
supplies, and even its workspace, administrated and controled, not to mention supplied, by private enterprises. The HMRC in particular looses TENS of
BILLIONS a year, not in unpaid tax, but by paying through the nose for everything they use, because they are contractually obligated to only use
products sold to them by the people managing thier buildings. The company which owns thier buildings, charges obscene markups on every single thing
they use, from photocopy paper, to biro pens, from office chairs, to airconditioning repairs. You want to change which end of your desk your work PC
is on? That will be just over one and a half thousand pounds for the fella to come out, cut a hole in your desk, and cover the old holes that the pc
wires go through.
You want a new computer mouse? Twelve pounds in the shops... same model from this bunch of thieves? Try sixty eight pounds, and thats at last years
prices. And yet, with MASSIVE savings to be made in key areas within government departments, which could be made without the loss of a single
departmental job by the way, the people they take to task are the powerless working people, who would much rather have jobs that paid them properly,
than take the money in the first place.
There is no justification for this, and there is no justification for IDS's comments. Look into it for yourself, I implore you! With the money that
could be saved in the back offices of governmental departments, without causing hardship for anyone, this country could pay off MASSES of its debt,
and still service the needs of those who work hardest, and get the least reward.