HomeBlogThe myth of the “welfare scrounger”
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  • NoOneIsListening March 19, 2013 at 8:34 am

    Thank you to The New Statesman for an intelligent perspective and observation. We need much more reality and truth from politicians and across the media sector. Another observation is that there are many scivers actually in work who make a poor contribution to performance keeping a job that someone else might do better, not to mention the famous and rich who simply fail to do their job and then receive enormous financial pay offs when they are shafted! Where is the fairness in this mad, mad, world?

  • Charissa Malcolm March 19, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I have been made redundant 4 times yet have never claimed JSA, my eldest worked from being just 13 until 20 when he became unemployed. He has been unemployed for over a year yet will not claim JSA. It is about time this myth of the ‘doleite’ was put where it belongs; in the pile of lies that comes continually spewing out of this governments mouths.

  • Michael March 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

    Its never been any different where millionaire tories are concerned. They always support the posh v peasant mentality and liberals are worse. The saddest part is how Labour have joined this mentalit too. They have long forgotten why and how they came into existence. There are not 3 parties in mainstream politics today , just one with 3 aliases.

  • Laz March 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    When you work and pay into the system you are in effect paying into funds so if you loose work then you will have support till you can find a new job . I have never begrudged paying taxes even when on low wages whilst filling in between better paid jobs because as belonging to a society where we started looking out for each other after the 2ndWW .You are entitled to JSA BECAUSE YOU PAID FOR IT,THERE IS NO SHAME IN CLAIMING. If you pay car insurance and have a prang you claim so what is the difference.1 thing ,brainwashing by media and rich snobs who incidentally dodge taxes as much as possible and even employ people to help them do it .I am 57 yrs. this year and now my health is stuffed, but no way is some bunch of Etonian Nazi TW-T going to deny me my rights. I worked for them and often accepted bad conditions or treatment regardless to keep working. It bloody annoys the hell out of me when people say such things.

  • Humanity2012 March 20, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Nazism in All it’s Perverted Ugliness who Used to Speak of the So Called ” Work Shy ”
    Forcing People to be Slave Labour is the Whole Propaganda Pahlava about the
    ” Welfare Scroungers ”

    Welfare Exists to Provide a Safety Net for those without a Position of Employment

    I am Bloody Well Angry and Incensed how Bone Headed People like Idiots Brainwashed
    by Nazi Propaganda Victimise the Alleged ” Welfare Scrounger ” and Yet Turn a Blind
    Eye to the Real Scroungers the Arrogant Politicians on the Expenses Gravytrain

    Idea behind National Insurance Contributions is to have Money for Welfare in Case
    of Needing It

    Sack Idiot Politicians and Doctors who Do Not Care about the Plight of the Poor
    and Vulnerable

    Slave Labour is Not Therapy it is Misery and Oppression

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