"People would struggle on £53pw".
Isn't that the whole point? The fact that many people choose benefits as a career choice proves its too easy to live on benefits. I i support any changes to make it more of a struggle.
My family, friends and I have all been on benefits for prolonged periods of time. One reason for this is its hard to get on the dole and easy to stay on it. It can take upto 6 weeks before you get your first payment. This means that unless you can guaranty work for at least a few months its stupid to take a job as if the work dries up after a few weeks you've got 6 more to wait after that before you see any more money.
Its a fine line. There are alot of scroungers on benefits but will they really kerb their money if the kids are in poverty. My wife is a teacher in the middle of a big council estate and some of the kids don't get breakfast on a morning or have clean clothers but their parents smoke or drink 3 nights a week... will cutting their cash improve the kids lives... defo not, they will suffer but what can be done to improve this... its like when the government raise fuel duty to try and stop pollution.. it never does it just hits people in the pockets. Personally... I would vote for a cull to get rid of the no job brigade with more than 3 criminal covictions but thats a bit extreme.
It is shocking that someone who (probably) works in a school would advocate the death sentence for "the no job brigade". Wow. That's some pretty impressivly uneducated/small-minded Daily Mail style rhetoric you're touting there, @Simcfc73.
Get companies like Starbucks and Vodafone to pay their taxes? Stop giving tax discounts to high earners who definitely don't need them and instead focus spending in the right areas? Stop making it harder and harder for small businesses to compete with large companies? There are quite a few things that can be done. The problem is that for some reason the media/government keep spreading this idea of "benefits scroungers" - a group people who barely exist and aren't actually causing anywhere near the level of trouble that Davey C and the boys (and the press) would have you believe. Maybe we should address the fact that there just aren't enough jobs rather than punishing those without them?Quote:
will cutting their cash improve the kids lives... defo not, they will suffer but what can be done to improve this...
Ha ha. I've never thrown a bin through a McDonalds window but I have been kettled. Then again, if you've been at any public gathering/protest in the last 10 years or so you will have been too. For me it was for an anti-Iraq war protest. What was the point you were trying to make again?Quote:
Have you ever thrown a bin through a McDonalds window or been kettled by any chance..??
Vouchers. Give the serial benefit claimants vouchers. That can't be exchanged for cigarettes, alcohol or tattoos. I think you might find a sudden desire to seek work amongst certain members of society.