posted on Sep, 30 2013 @ 02:17 AM
I rang centrelinki here a few years ago and asked for work for the dole. I was told I was the first person that had ever asked for it. I was then told
I couldn't as I was on disability.
Mind you, work for the dole here was a little more involved than picking up litter. More like doing volunteer work helping charities etc, one was
refurbishing old PC's for reuse.
With the price of rent and government housing basically with an infinite waiting list, the newstart allowance here is really just keeping you
struggling. You cannot improve your situation, and you cannot get out of it. And they put the thumb on you no matter what.
So if you have any impediment that prevents you from being superman, you're screwed.
Oh but hey, some wanker politician who earns $150,000 a year sitting on her bum in parliament, rekons she could live on the dole.. no worries. Easy..
I'm sure she just gets the maid to look after her kids when the chauffeur drivers her to the shops, and she only goes to woolworths.
There is so much wrong with it all, those who truely do want to get out of the poverty trap are hindered by the legislation to prevent those who seek
to abuse it. And all the while politicians give themselves pay rise after pay rise and guffaw about jobs well done, patting each other on the back,
oh, here peasant have $1.45 a week increase.. btw, the price of things just went up $10 a week.. ENjoy...