- 05-09-2012, 12:20 #31
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I've a feeling this trhead will explode in to a great deal of commonsense re the treatment of those who are not gainfully employed, but we've covered the ground before.
- 05-09-2012, 12:21 #32
- 05-09-2012, 12:26 #33
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A friend of mine works in a call centre that takes calls from people who are having "severe financial difficulties". He says that there are some very deserving and sad cases (almost all single people living in rented accom), often with horrendous illness issues, BUT the vast majority of those who are rude to him (because he can't refund all their bank charges from the year dot) have benefits higher than his earned income, and the vast majority of those have council accom and children. I just texted him for an example, and he said the last one had a tax-free benefit income of £1639 per month (more than he earns), living at home, complained she was in diffs because she had been paying out for her holiday and holiday clothes the month before (£800), and had £268 per month free income. Texted him back for the worst case he had ever seen; a married woman on £70k per year MATERNITY PAY who felt that he should stop her interest completely, on £12k of credit card debt because she was "only paying the minimum payments" and it wasn't bringing the debt down.
Gordon F'ing Brown was responsible for doling out "Child Tax Credits" to reduce "child poverty" (when you read those words, you can hear the c*** saying it, can't you) and my mate says the average child tax credits of people who say they're in dire straits is around £120 PER WEEK on top of no council tax (council tax benefit) and no rent (housing benefit) and all their other benefits.
I'd turn them into Soylent Green, but judging by the condition of some of these dregs, we wouldn't want to eat the final product. Could always ship it out to that bloke who breeds Piranhas for aquarists in Singapore, I suppose.
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- 05-09-2012, 12:34 #34
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thats not the kids fault, and in-time they become 'parents' because they believe that nothing else exists for them, and the whole sorry story starts another chapter.
i have been to schools where less than 5% of the kids will do any kind of degree level learning, where less than 15% have any experience have any experience of having a parent go to work - indeed more have experience of a parent going to prison than of going to work.
it is not the poverty/whatever that is the problem, it is the way that such a community becomes cut-off from the better things around it, and provides not just no inspiration to their kids, but almost an attitude that to do well in life would prove the crap-ness of their 'parents' who did fuck all.
- 05-09-2012, 12:50 #35
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It appears that the whole thing was a set-up by one of Gordon Brown's old spin-doctors, now working as CEO of "Save the Children":
Guy Fawkes' blog of parliamentary plots, rumours and conspiracy
"The usual suspects on the left and their cheerleaders on the Labour benches are gleefully celebrating this PR stunt from Save the Children this morning:
“The international aid charity Save the Children – best known for its work with starving youngsters in Africa – has launched its first domestic fundraising appeal, asking the public to dip into their pockets to help UK families plunged into poverty by cuts and the recession.”
Cue mock outrage and hand-wringing about how this is the 21st Century and what a damning indictment of the government it is. There’s no denying it’s a good yarn, but it unravels pretty quickly.
So who is publicly facing this campaign on the airwaves? Step forward Justin Forsyth, recently appointed CEO of the charity and a former spin-doctor for Gordon Brown in Downing Street. Forsyth replaced Damian McBride as the Prime Mentalist’s Chief Spokesman in October 2008 in the wake of Peroni-gate. Remember that other voice on the infamous Bigot-gate tape? That was Justin trying to calm Brown down."Charwaki (Pashtun): Government Official; Tax Gatherer; Policeman; Bandit
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- 05-09-2012, 12:51 #36
It's just been revealed that the new CEO of Save the Children is Justin Forsyth. Before the last election, Justin was Gordon Brown's personal spin doctor, working in No 10 with special responsibility for global warming. Seems he's still batting for the old team.
BBC are frantically back pedalling as I type this.
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- 05-09-2012, 13:03 #37
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- Jul 2005
Perfect example of the shocking state of affairs in the UK....
Legions of welfare class who think they are entitled to everything they want and expect the working class to break their backs to generate the tax returns to pay for that lifestyle!!!
- 05-09-2012, 13:08 #38
I came from the backstreets of Bootle, as did my parents before me. Trust me the influences to fail are still there today. The difference is that my parents gave the values and skills to overcome the place and move on and up. The rest of my extended family are still there today, claiming JSA, methadone addicts, or serving at Her Majesty's Pleasure. My parents are still seen by the 'family' as letting the side down, abandoning their roots, betraying their class!
It's not that a community becomes cut-off from the better things around it, it's the way that anyone within the community who trys to escape is villified and bullied. Whether it's my mother who wanted to teach her kids to count and read before school, a kid who wants to learn and not join in the mindless thuggery of the playground, a parent who actually backs the school when their little 'solja' is detained or punished, anyone who professes any desire to achieve better than their parents, any parent who wants their child to do better than they did, anyone who trys different things, watches different films, eats different food, or actually admits to reading a book.
Sort out the entrenched "we're all in this together/united we stand" bullshit of the chav classes, and you'll find that many people will find the means to escape the poverty trap themselves with minimal state intervention.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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- 05-09-2012, 13:09 #39
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- 05-09-2012, 13:10 #40
A couple of years ago there was a program on the box featuring Lard Prescott on one of the sink estates talking to kids about their aspirations etc. He was chatting to a couple of bimbettes & he asked them what class he thought they were..........
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