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Ok then what about premiership footballers? In general these are working class who would probably be on building sites if it wasn't for their athletic ability. Do you support their mega pay packets or are they a 'corrupt part of the system' like the city bankers? I get the impression that you just like lashing out at anyone who's made it, socialism is the ideology of envy after all.
You're not making much sense, you write "want out of work people to serve" but then go onto say "£53 is a piddling amount".
They're still getting some money. Budgeting well can bring their food bill down.
I don't know where you think all of this money is going to come from? Taxpayers fund it, they don't have an unlimited amount of cash to throw at the government.
I believe in 'compensating' people who have problems beyond their control and cannot work. JSA is short term and is sufficient for people to look after themselves whilst looking for another job. I don't think it's fair if people create their own problems then expect government bailouts, eg teen mothers. There are plenty of opportunities in the UK, some people aren't aware of how well looked after you are. Tax credits seem inefficient and the best thing to do is take low earners out of tax.
UK isn't capitalist, it's mixed economy.
In terms of what benefit recipients spend their money on, I don't really care. But welfare is a safety net and shouldn't be enough to buy what working people can buy. That said, it would be better to look at welfare on a case by case basis.
The modern liberals are an enemy as they make people believe they're incapable of finding 'meaningful work' and then reliance is created. All so they can have a cosy job in government bureaucracy.
I used the bankers as an example of a set of people who've managed to break free of the capitalist system you *claim* to reject. They're employees who work for 'the bosses' but they've managed to arrange it so they're paid far more than the minimum wage. Isn't this what you want?
The left can't wait to attack anyone who escapes the poverty trap, their attitude to wealth and money is highly dysfunctional.
They wouldn't be "under me", as I don't believe in power politics. I believe in a limited state. This doesn't mean the poor would starve to death as I would still have a welfare safety net in place. An enlarged welfare state (like we have now) only breeds dependency and entitlement, it's ineffective and doesn't address the causes of poverty.
What about city bankers then?
They're 'downtrodden employees' who have to slave away at their desks in return for wage, but it just so happens that their efforts are well rewarded.
Do you support the bankers because they manage to earn enough to afford a decent lifestyle, or do you, as I suspect, criticise them because they 'earn too much'.
There's nothing wrong with being poor, as in not having that much money if they're happy. Like there isn't anything wrong with being wealthy and successful. I never said its own a business or die. And as for skills all I say is supply and demand. Not good for your cause to say all poor are skill less now is it?
I'm not a rightist, I've told you that before, leftist.
They always have done, what would be different in your state?
Btw, I don't hate poor people, as for the umpteenth time, I don't classify people by their wealth. I support and encourage the aspirations. I draw your attention to a fraction in the Conservative Party called 'blue-collar conservatism'. You shouldn't see working people as victims.
Btw, I don't hate poor people, for the umpteenth time, I don't classify people by their wealth. I support and encourage the aspirations. I draw your attention to a fraction in the Conservative Party called 'blue-collar conservatism'. You shouldn't see working people as victims.
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