RIGHT THAT'S IT. THE GLOVES ARE OFF! FROM NOW ON, I'M JUST GOING
TO SAY WHAT I THINK!
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
” How to wage a war upon the poor.
Probably the most disgusting thing about this coalition has been their
propaganda war against the most disadvantaged people in society. By the
deliberate spreading of lies, they have facilitated a systematic assault
upon the poor, the sick and the disabled. And they have knowingly
misled the public for one simple reason, to enable them to totally
dismantle the welfare state. There are lies, damned lies, and then there are lying Tory bastards. The welfare state has led to a ‘something for nothing’ culture?
It may be utterly repugnant to hear millionaire politicians who have
never worked a day in their life telling us that they are ending the
‘something for nothing culture’, but it’s also utter bollocks. Only 2.5%
of the total welfare budget of £200 billion actually goes on
unemployment, whilst the vast majority of unemployed claimants have
worked, and paid taxes, for years and are now on benefits due to
redundancy, sickness, disability or having to care for someone. Millions
more are receiving benefits due to poverty wages. The Welfare state is
actually a massive state subsidy to business which enables it to pay
poverty wages and charge exorbitant rents. Living on benefits is a lifestyle choice?
Only 0.1% of benefit claimants who have claimed for 10 years or more
are actually unemployed. Less than 5,000 people, out of over 9 million
16-64 year olds who don’t work, have been on Job Seekers Allowance for
more than 5 years. Less than 0.1% of the 20 million working age
households have 2 generations that have never had a permanent job.
Despite strenuous efforts, researchers have been unable to find any
families where three generations have never worked. People won’t work because benefits are too high?
In 1971, JSA equalled 20.9% of the average wage. Today, it is worth
10.9%. These people are living in poverty. There are 8.5 million people
receiving benefits in this country. There are more people IN WORK who
get benefits than not working. The majority of all housing benefit
claimants are IN WORK. 6.1 million people classed as living in poverty
are from households IN WORK. People on housing benefit live in mansions?
Our newspapers continuously bombard us with these stories. There are
around five million claimants of Housing Benefit; of which there were
five families who received over £100,000 per year, all living in central
London. The average award of Housing Benefit is approximately £85 a
week. Only 3% of families received more than £10,000 a year support, and
0.04% received more than £30,000 a year. And no-one ever mentions that
housing benefit goes straight to the Landlord and not the claimant.
And those large families screwing the taxpayer? There are around 130
families with 10 children and only 10 families with 12 children IN THE
WHOLE COUNTRY who are on benefits. Benefit cheats are bankrupting the country?
Benefit fraud amounts to about £1.5 billion a year, less than 1% of the
entire budget. To put this in perspective, the bank bailout equalled
1,000 years of benefit fraud. Meanwhile, £1.3 billion gets underpaid
each year and a further £16 billion goes UNCLAIMED every year. We can no longer afford the welfare state?
So who is really bankrupting the country? Well, the richest 1,000
people now possess £414 billion between them, a sum more than three
times the size of the entire UK budget deficit. The richest 1% of the
population are estimated to possess wealth of about £1 trillion. The
richest 10% control wealth of about £4 trillion. The Quantitative Easing
programme has increased the personal wealth of the UK’s richest 20% by
enough to pay for Job Seeker’s Allowance for the next 100 years. The
people of this country are being shafted, but instead of the blame
being directed at the real culprits, the rich, it is being aimed at the
most vulnerable, the poor, with our own Government shamelessly leading
the way. And every one who believes their bullshit should hang their heads in shame.”