George Osborne is right to tackle the welfare system in this country. The Chancellor ought to bE hailed as the first to right a system which has gone so wrong in past 20 years.
BUT he has
already messed it up completely and in the process will probably have cost the
Tories another decade out of the power.
Why? Because he
has bracketed everyone who needs the help of the welfare state as scroungers,
ne’er do wells and lazy, feckless residents of ‘Broken Britain’.
Conservatives think when they utter the line ‘Doing the right thing’ everyone
in Britain will nod and think ‘Bravo, it’s time the Government did something’.
this Government’s message and way of delivery is so pathetically bad, George
Osborne and the Prime Minister come across as out of touch, arrogant, posh
Is the young
father, laid off from his job and now competing with 30/40 other people for
work a scrounger because he claims jobseekers allowance to provide for his girlfriend/fiancée
and their young baby? No, yet in the Conservative view he seemingly is.
What about the
woman, left disabled after an accident at work or with crippling arthritis or
two knee replacements who claims disability living allowance? Scrounger? Yes if
you are Osborne or Cameron.
system, I believe, is something we can be proud of because I don’t know of
another country which helps those people WHO TRULY NEED IT!
And that is
where we have gone wrong, all Governments and we the people, we have let once
fabulous system be abused by feckless mothers and fathers, lazy men and women
and downright liars.
Young lads and
girls now grow up in some areas of the UK and make babies as soon as nature
allows ‘to get benefits’.
through life, drop out of school and refuse to work because they know they are
guaranteed a benefit as long as they say the right things.
criminally, adults use ‘medical’ conditions to avoid work and live off the
state. Mental health issues and physiological concerns are all used to avoid
work and live off benefits.
THOSE are the
people you should target Mr Osborne, THOSE are the true scroungers in life,
THOSE are the people who have ‘Broken Britain’.
pursue a poorly delivered, arrogant and downright vulgar line of attack which
brackets the desperate for a job with the cannabis smoking teenage lad with
four kids at the age of 18.
I have been
tremendously lucky to never need the welfare state, I got an education, I
worked in part time jobs before this one which has luckily kept me occupied for
almost nine years.
I am not saying
this because I am perfect, very far from it. I have just been lucky to have
never needed any help from the state.
Not everyone is
like me George, hard working people lose their jobs when the economy is as weak
as ours is at the moment.
add to the mess by branding them scroungers because those sort of people don’t
want the state to help – it’s a last resort.
unemployed person on benefits but desperate for a job is tomorrow’s builder of
a new economy.
sort of thought which could keep you out of the job centre come 2015 eh George?