Wednesday, 27 June 2012

A life on benefits as social recession

A life on benefits as social recession

In what I saw as a slip of the tongue, Prime Minister David Cameron said once that Britain was not only suffering a financial recession but also a social recession. Having hundreds of thousands, many of whom are unemployed, surviving thanks to housing benefits is a sign of what is wrong in today’s society.

Recently, the present British Prime Minister said that those below the age of 25 should not be automatically entitled to receive housing benefits and this is one example of rational thinking in a jungle of stupidity and political correctness.

Once in a while there is a spark of common sense. One remembers the examples set by pregnant teenagers that were practically, automatically, entitled to social accommodation and welfare payments and someone would even wonder why there is so much lack of social responsibility. The time to put things right is long overdue to counter social and financial distortions. Some very often say that if they worked they would lose out because they would get less than the welfare packages they actually get because they are unemployed.

Greece is fundamentally in trouble because a series of Greek administrations failed to collect taxes and mismanaged resources. One of the reasons why Britain is in trouble is that we have been spending too much financing people who are doing absolutely nothing and this is another version of what happens in Greece. We collect taxes but then we waste tax monies collected. People who are not physically nor mentally ill, who are fit to work, should not get any benefits whatsoever and benefits should only exist for those who are really and truly unable to work.

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