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Forum: Politics 14-12-2014, 15:52
Replies: 119
Views: 2,572
Posted By auntiesocial
What? Child benefit is something like 13 per...

What? Child benefit is something like 13 per week for every child after the first. Does anyone really believe that anyone decides to have a child to get their hands on such a princely sum?...
Forum: Politics 08-12-2014, 19:04
Replies: 290
Views: 5,226
Posted By auntiesocial
Yes, seriously. So she ate porridge for...

Yes, seriously. So she ate porridge for breakfast. She didn't mention if she actually cooked it or not. Probably not or she might have noticed the microwave cooking instructions on the box. It takes...
Forum: Politics 07-12-2014, 15:36
Replies: 134
Views: 2,954
Posted By auntiesocial
Actually I do believe that no one should be...

Actually I do believe that no one should be denied the basics for human survival for whatever reason. In an ideal world, I would prefer to see everyone receive a basic citizen's income and whatever...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2014, 16:36
Replies: 134
Views: 2,954
Posted By auntiesocial
It's an estimate of the number of available...

It's an estimate of the number of available vacancies. They aren't always the same vacancies. As some get taken up, others become available. The only way for all the positions to be taken is if all...
Forum: Politics 03-12-2014, 16:26
Replies: 134
Views: 2,954
Posted By auntiesocial
Perhaps not quite yet, but once you start...

Perhaps not quite yet, but once you start qualifying coercion for some sections of society, it's a slippery slope indeed.
Forum: Politics 03-12-2014, 03:08
Replies: 134
Views: 2,954
Posted By auntiesocial
When most people go out to earn a living, they...

When most people go out to earn a living, they have some choice in the matter. They decide from vacancies which are available to them what they will apply for based on their skills, the working...
Forum: Politics 17-10-2014, 16:02
Replies: 577
Views: 13,076
Posted By auntiesocial
Why just the disabled? What if someone is able...

Why just the disabled? What if someone is able bodied and just a feckless airhead who reads zoo magazine all day and can't hold down a job?

Maybe they should have the right to undercut and find...
Forum: Politics 09-08-2014, 22:12
Replies: 106
Views: 3,264
Posted By auntiesocial
For God's sake, change the record! People are...

For God's sake, change the record! People are working and still they have to live off the state.

I can't understand why people stand by and applaud benefit cuts that leave people homeless and...
Forum: Politics 09-08-2014, 20:33
Replies: 106
Views: 3,264
Posted By auntiesocial
This is true of the overall benefit cap of 500...

This is true of the overall benefit cap of 500 per week, but not the LHA caps which came in about a year or so before that. I live in London and I know many working families (including my own) that...
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 20:27
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By auntiesocial
Thank you for that image. I shall never look at...

Thank you for that image. I shall never look at snacks the same way again! :D
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 16:37
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By auntiesocial
I'd wager that if we ever start viewing our...

I'd wager that if we ever start viewing our fellow human beings as food, that these great bags of skin would not be seen as a tasty morsel!
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 12:38
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By auntiesocial
Hmm.. by the time you've starved enough to...

Hmm.. by the time you've starved enough to consider cannibalism, the fat would have slimmed down and you would be too weak to catch them.
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 12:29
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By auntiesocial
In times of famine, it's survival of the fattest....

In times of famine, it's survival of the fattest. Those without the excess storage die first.
Forum: Politics 19-07-2014, 02:16
Replies: 52
Views: 1,759
Posted By auntiesocial
Maybe, but come the worldwide famine, it will be...

Maybe, but come the worldwide famine, it will be the fat that survive and they shall inherit the Earth.
Forum: Politics 29-06-2014, 16:27
Replies: 153
Views: 4,037
Posted By auntiesocial
Most of the people I know are seriously...

Most of the people I know are seriously misinformed when it comes to benefits. They truly believe the 71 per week JSA is only spending money because you can claim back expenses. They honestly think...
Forum: Politics 08-06-2014, 11:33
Replies: 113
Views: 3,772
Posted By auntiesocial
This is what they said when the work programme...

This is what they said when the work programme started. People would only be asked to work for charity or for the good of the community, which seemed fair enough, but it quickly became private...
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 17:35
Replies: 113
Views: 3,772
Posted By auntiesocial
While I certainly agree that Carer's Allowance...

While I certainly agree that Carer's Allowance should be paid at least at minimum wage, I also think that the long term unemployed should be paid minimum wage for any job they undertake. The entire...
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 16:19
Replies: 113
Views: 3,772
Posted By auntiesocial
There is certainly nothing wrong with...

There is certainly nothing wrong with volunteering as long as it is voluntary. My husband has been a volunteer at our local hospital for 4 years now, it will never lead to paid employment for him,...
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 15:14
Replies: 113
Views: 3,772
Posted By auntiesocial
So if the scheme is mainly for those who "lack...

So if the scheme is mainly for those who "lack motivation", how would work be a reward? How does more money ( which they have to earn) reward them?

Speaking from experience, there are many people...
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 01:49
Replies: 36
Views: 1,482
Posted By auntiesocial
I couldn't agree more. It makes me sick to see...

I couldn't agree more. It makes me sick to see the freedoms that these brave people fought and died for being eroded so quickly.
Forum: Politics 07-06-2014, 01:08
Replies: 113
Views: 3,772
Posted By auntiesocial
And there was I thinking it was supposed to give...

And there was I thinking it was supposed to give them experience and getting into the habit of working. So basically it's a punishment for not being able to find someone who will give them a paid job.
Forum: Politics 26-04-2014, 21:21
Replies: 135
Views: 4,461
Posted By auntiesocial
Dead of starvation.

Dead of starvation.
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 22:50
Replies: 334
Views: 10,067
Posted By auntiesocial
I live in London and there is real danger of the...

I live in London and there is real danger of the prices exceeding the cap here.
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 22:18
Replies: 334
Views: 10,067
Posted By auntiesocial
Of course it is, but like it or not, they are...

Of course it is, but like it or not, they are destroying it. Very soon when rents move up to 80% of market value, the very people it was meant to help will be left with no alternative.
Forum: Politics 30-03-2014, 21:55
Replies: 334
Views: 10,067
Posted By auntiesocial
The whole point of social housing is to provide...

The whole point of social housing is to provide secure, affordable housing. If there is an alternative which can do that and take the greedy private landlord out of the equation, is that so bad?
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