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Should benefits be given as food vouchers instead of cash? watch

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    Food banks are a way for the govt to deny people their rights while appearing to help them. Charity by definition is not a right and carries no guarantees and is dependent on the generosity of others.
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    (Original post by Alba2013)
    Absolutely not. You do not have the right to decide what people should spend the cash they are entitled to on.

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    But the government kinda does. It had the right to decide who is entitled to funds, and government decides where its money goes, so it would follow that they can also choose the form in which the funds are allocated.

    I agree that there are limitations to this system, but I'm not necessarily against the government having some flexibility on how it provides its own services if it feels those services are prone to abuse and misuse.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)
    But the government kinda does. It had the right to decide who is entitled to funds, and government decides where its money goes, so it would follow that they can also choose the form in which the funds are allocated.

    I agree that there are limitations to this system, but I'm not necessarily against the government having some flexibility on how it provides its own services if it feels those services are prone to abuse and misuse.
    Doesn't matter anyway, Alec Shelbrooke already proposed this scheme and it was withdrawn because it costs too much and serves no purpose other than demoralise the poor and disabled.

    http://services.parliament.uk/bills/...ecashcard.html
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    Refugees have to use a similar thing called an 'Azure' card.
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    I know someone who went on holiday to New York, claims carers allowance, DLA,JSA, has 2Iwatch's , iPhone X, 3 iPads Sky tv, internet etc etc
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    And you created a new account plus bumped a three year old thread to tell us that?
 
 
 

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