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When you rob Peter to pay Paul, Paul will always vote for you

As the Tories try to cut back on Britain’s benefits culture, the usual handwringing brigade are spouting off about the Government’s cruelty to the poor. Of course, we should feel sympathy for those who through no fault of their own lost their jobs since the 2007 crash. But the handwringers never mention what happened before the crash. They never mention that about 2 million new jobs were created during the 1997-2007 Brown boom and that around 1.77 million of these jobs went to foreign workers because about 1.77m Brits couldn’t be arsed to get an education, couldn’t be arsed to get some useful skills and couldn’t be arsed to get a job when they could have a much better life on benefits.

Mad mut Mitt Romney may have said some stupid things, but he did risk telling the politically-incorrect truth that a country is doomed to economic collapse when about half its citizens expect to live comfortable lives paid for by others.

In Benefits Britain, we have somehow come to believe that having a home, three large flatscreen TVs, a Sky subscription and a couple of holidays a year are basic human rights that the idle and feckless should be able to enjoy while others pay. Here’s an email doing the rounds where a 21-year old dares question Britain’s benefits culture. It’s difficult not to have some sympathy with the sentiments expressed:

Put me in charge of benefit payments. I’d get rid of cash payments and provide  vouchers for 50kg bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese, basic sanitary items and all the powdered milk you can use.
If you want steak, burgers, takeaway and  junk food, then get a job.

Put me in charge of local authority housing. Ever lived in military barracks?
You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair.
Your “home” will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried.
If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place. 

Put me in charge of compulsory job search. You will either search for employment each week no matter what the job or you will report for community work. This may be clearing the roadways and open spaces of rubbish, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find  for you.
We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your dooff dooff stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good”.

Before you write that  I’ve violated someone’s rights, realise that all of the above is voluntary.
If you want our hard  earned cash and housing assistance, accept our rules. 

Before you say that this would be “demeaning” and ruin someone’s “self  esteem,” consider that it wasn’t that long ago that taking someone else’s money for doing  absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem. 

If  we are expected to pay for other people’s mistakes, we should at least attempt to make them learn from  their bad choices.  The current system rewards those for continuing to make bad  choices. 

AND While  you are on benefit income,  you no longer have the right to VOTE!  
For you to vote would
be a conflict of interest….. If you want  to vote, then get a job.

 

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