Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome to the 74th Hunger Games. Cut taxes for the rich for good measure.

Jobseekers who shunned voluntary scheme forced to do unpaid work

Young Men and Women forced to stack shelves so that supermarkets increase profit margins to be replaced by more young men and women to stack shelves so that supermarkets increase profit margins. The Young men and women incidentally learn sweeet FA during the work experience except how nice some job centre staff can be.

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12 thoughts on “Welcome to the 74th Hunger Games. Cut taxes for the rich for good measure.

  • As long as they are good looking girls stacking the shelf in Tesco I don’t see the problem.

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  • I still don’t see what’s wrong with having to earn benefits if you’re able. Why do I pay tax, for that money to be paid to people to sit on their backsides all day watching Jeremy Kyle, while there’s rubbish all over the streets and grafitti all over the walls in every town centre? If people had to do this sort of work to get their benefits, a life on the dole might not be so cool. And perhaps these people’s kids would start to think that maybe a life on benefits isn’t actually all that great – maybe I’ll try a bit harder at school.

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  • Ralph Musgrave says:

    1. The work is not “unpaid”. Those involved get their benefits.

    2. If one person is allowed to refuse to work, someone else has to work “unpaid” for extra hours in order to fund the purchase of food, fuel, etc for the former. I.e. forcing one person to do “unpaid” work has NO EFFECT WHATEVER on the total amount of “unpaid” work being done.

    But that’s way above the head of your average thicko Guardian journalist.

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  • montesquieu says:

    Agree with timmy t, a week or two every month clearing streets, hedges and motorway slip roads of litter in an orange bib would get some of this shiftless lot off their arses and it might even make them think twice about throwing their rubbish randomly about them instead of in the bin.

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  • Letthemfall says:

    Or alternatively, give them a stake in society – a proper full-time job at a reasonable wage, education and training, social support where needed, and so on.

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  • letthemfall says:

    Or alternatively, give them a stake in society – a proper full-time job at a reasonable wage, education and training, social support where needed, and so on.

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  • @4, your 3rd word there is the clincher: give.

    yeah lets give more and more and more. just make the evil rich taxpayers pay.

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  • sibley's b'stard child says:

    It’s a race to the bottom for UK Plc, thanks for participating.

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  • monte.

    No, it wouldn’t, it would just make beating you up & robbing you for the money they needed to survive, seem an even better alternative.

    Be careful what you wish for.

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  • letthemfall says:

    nod

    You’re an excellent example of why things will probably never change.

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  • Letthemfall +1

    But rephrased without the “give” word.

    Offer them a stake in society – a proper full-time job at a reasonable wage, education and training, social support where needed, and so on, if they don’t want that, then NO BENEFITS AT ALL.

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  • letthemfall says:

    vinrouge
    Ask yourself why these people are in this position. Because, though they come from a background with plenty of money, good education, caring family, they chose to throw that all away and spend their lives unemployed on benefits? Unlikely, don’t you think?

    I don’t see that the word give is such a problem, when in effect much has been taken away, and is being kept away. It takes a lot to pull oneself out of such a position, but if they were to be offered the opportunity, etc, I would think many would take it. But the social problems, the drug and alcohol, broken families, deprivation — imagine the difficulty and cost of repairing all that.

    Far easier to treat them like dirt, stick them into menial unpaid or very low paid work, demand tax reductions for the “wealth creators” and tell them they’re lucky to have that. Doesn’t work: never will.

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