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That would be the same as using Honey Boo Boo to increase education spending.
reply to post by teapot
*It’s Christmas Day. You don’t do any jobsearch, because it’s Christmas Day. So you get sanctioned. For not looking to see if anyone has advertised a new job on Christmas Day. (source: Poverty Alliance)
*You get given the wrong forms, get sanctioned for not doing the right forms. (Source: Adventures in Workfare blog )
*You don’t apply for an IT job that needs skills you don’t have so you get sanctioned. (Source: Geminisnake on Urban75 forums )
*You retire on the grounds of ill health and claim ESA. You go to your assessment and during the assessment you have a heart attack, so the nurse says they have to stop the assessment. You get sanctioned for not withdrawing from your assessment (Source: Debbie Abrahams MP)
*You get a job, isn’t that great? The job doesn’t start for two weeks, so you don’t look for work in those two weeks, and get sanctioned for it. (Souce: The Guardian )falseeconomy.org.uk...
What utter drivel...You do realise that none of the above is true.
Nope, all of the above are real outcomes for real people who really experienced the ignominy of being penalised for the most spurious of reasons, as illustrated.
Its just not good enough to sanction someone's benefits for 3 months and tell them to get a job - Its irresponsible and fuel's crime/poverty.
I work up to 70 hours a week, and I don't believe that anyone should have their welfare benefits taken away, regardless if they want to work or not.
The reason being that I am a believer in human rights. If they want us to pay for our "human rights" such as food, water, shelter and clothing, it effectively means that they are working class privileges and not rights at all.
reply to post by stumason
I think I love you!!
reply to post by Oannes
The defence budget is tiny in comparison to either the Welfare or NHS budget and I might have missed something, but I thought it was up to people to feed themselves, not the Government? Or are we back to the Roman period and the Grain Dole?
Quite why this is the go-to response when it has been clear for some time the whole Welfare system needed reform as it is already a colossal expense at well over £160 Billion, half of which on Pensions - this harks back to the guy earlier moaning the pension age is being increased, this is why, it is already a huge expense and will only get bigger.
reply to post by stumason
I think your Avatar and answer demeanor tells us where you stand . It would make little difference what anyone would say about your comments . You clearly have been watching too much TV . Blessing on you for you need them more than most .
I think I love you!!
Haha I love you too x See, I'm not as cold and heartless as some would have you believeedit on 14/1/14 by stumason because: (no reason given)
There is only one form of welfare I'm concerned about. Corporate welfare. That's in the trillions of dollars and it's Legal!edit on 14-1-2014 by Visitor2012 because: (no reason given)
its on the news that c4 left out working people from the final cut,even though they filmed a working couple for 12 months. It is said that one of the workers is a benefit officer. So much for a fair and balanced view? I will not watch c4 again,ever.
When are all (I include the rest of the World in all ) going to understand it's a play, a game and we're mere players . This is nothing knew . Divide and conquer has always been the mantra of the Elites . Do you think Obama ,Cameron and there likes do things because they think they're are the saviors of their respected countries ? Do you TRULY believe that Governments are elected by the electorate ?
Have you never heard of feat money , this a sham an illusion . If you want to move sheep in a certain direction , you don't move them yourself , they will move themselves if you put a dog in there guiding them . The Dogs are, the Police, TV , Radio , Advertizing , Money and all forms of mind control inputs .
These people were well chosen , not because they are on benefits . Because the masses have been control to despise people portrayed in this junk . People do what they do to survive and these people should be applauded for surviving this long on the streets . Mass mind control at it's best .
well channel 4 has responded to the revelation my holding a live debate after the last episode. So to be fair everyone complaining must be fools in your eyes.
reply to post by symptomoftheuniverse
To be fair, if you went into that programme honestly expecting it to be "balanced and fair", then you were the fool. I think it was quite clear, from C4's MO, they were trying to strike a nerve as they always do, such as with Dispatches.