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reply to post by pavmas
I think we have lost our humanity.
But why should businesses be forced to placate another person's view of humanity.
That is a platitude.
It's totally subjective.
This is a slippery slope. It's no different than forcing a baker to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Why do you feel the need to force your perspective on others?
Have you ever read 'Island'?
In the book when someone is disabled and they do not contribute, at all, to the greater good of society and everyone is forced to cater to them then a government individual is sent to their house to tell them this harsh truth and give them the option of suicide.
Should that be illegal as well? What about the rights of those who have to completely change their schedule to cater to someone?
Is that not discrimination?
Should it be illegal for, let's say me... for me to have the opinion that the disabled are a complete drain on society and of no use?
Sure... it's heartless, evil and immoral, but should it be ILLEGAL?
Where do you draw the line?
reply to post by Shiloh7
Having to deal with the public as a taxi driver is his chosen daily job. Boo hoo! he has to occasionally work a bit harder for his cash but that's life. - anyone else expect their work to never require any extra effort at times?
But why do you want to FORCE him to do something that he doesn't want to do.
The entire idea behind capitalism is that if he chooses to do a poor job then he will not have customers.
The free market can decide this... the government doesn't need to do this.
It seems to me like this is more about forcing a perspective than about actually solving an issue.
Because business owners will simply close up shop and then no one will have a taxi.
And then everyone goes crying to the government for help.
Why not just solve the problem.
Pull up the proverbial boot straps and be a man.edit on 12/1/2014 by kyviecaldges because: Because I made a stupid error. That is why we edit.
I agree with what you are saying but we are talking about equality, who would pay the extra for these people ? I except that many people who are disabled probably earn the same money as the rest of us, but what about those that dont we have to be fair and equal and if they are charged more for not being able to do the things the rest of us can, then that is discrimination which isnt allowed in the uk
tough tough situation
I cant see the authorities saying yes its ok, all public buildings and even newly built houses have to have disabled access now at a cost to the owner
Thanks for your interest in my thread and thankyou for your comments
You really dont know a great deal about how it works over here
True British people do not consider disabled people a complete drain on society...
No True Scotsman is a logical fallacy by which an individual attempts to avoid being associated with an unpleasant act by asserting that no true member of the group they belong to would do such a thing. Instead of acknowledging that some members of a group have undesirable characteristics, the fallacy tries to redefine the group to exclude them.
... people like Mohammed Bashir are and never will be a true British citizen
these people should be boycotted completley and we as a people should be taking care of own
dirty fking bastards. you are paid by milage thats what you are paid for so how the fvk can you charge more because they are disabled.
Oh my God
As for the disabled customers themselves not all expect to get the service for the same money as able bodied. Some of them do recognise and appreciate the effort put in and tip well. Obviously they are going to get a taxi anytime they want one. The others will find it more difficult especially at busy times.
You are saying now that the ones that don't pay extra will have added difficulty on top of their disability. but the ones that pay a surcharge will get a taxi anytime they want.
The ones that will get the taxi are the ones that have been made to feel guilty and pay extra, you have managed to make them think they should pay more, the odd yawn and sigh works wonders then.
You do understand that disabled people have higher living cost than normal, they have a limited budget
Im not trying to wind anybody up, all the comments I have read have all made very valid points, and you all seem to have some level of experience to contribute, which is making for interesting debate, I will however keep asking questions
if the shortfall in this case was subsidised by local authorities, where do you think the extra money would come from ?
Obviously the local tax payer so I go back to what I said earlier is not discriminating against one group discriminating against another or at the very least putting another group under preassure ?
is this fair, is this what equality is all about ?
I know the country is in a mess and money is short for most people, equality, discrimination are a subject I am quite interested
I have never been a fan of the whole everybody is equal attitude because I just dont beleive it
I am quite aware of how comunism works and its goal to destroy the western way of life