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Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Daily Mail bollocks story of the day

When in doubt, attack people on incapacity benefit.
"Figures suggest that only around 400,000 men and women out of the 2.6million who claim the handouts are too sick too work."

From my own experience, I very much doubt their figures.
It's very difficult to get IB, and my mrs has been put through hell over it. Her doctor was over-ruled by a bureaucrat, then my earning minimum wage was deemed enough to support two people and her benefits were withdrawn. And she had to go through lots of tests and reassessments, which are difficult enough without their being miles and miles away.

Now plenty will say that if we were foreign we'd have everything handed to us on a plate, while us being British meant we were treated badly by the authorities in order to get the foreigns in first.
I don't believe that either, but the Mail have made their bed and look very happy as they are


Some small hope, from the second-lowest-rated comment:
"Here we go again squeeze the poor and vulnerable. Just remember that it was the rich the bankers who have destroyed this country with their ruthless greed. Ok there are always a few who will milk the system, but this is the same of all benefits , tax allowances and parliamentary expenses.

The wholesale punishment of those who are already down at heel through no fault of their own, is however, thoroughly nasty and despicable. It makes me me ashamed to be British."

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