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    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...cord-high.html

    The total welfare bill is due to peak at a record 13.2 per cent of total GDP during the current financial year
    The rhetoric from Cameron and IDS is one thing, "we are on the side of the workers, not the shirkers" but the facts say something different. Even under Labour Britain has never spent such a high proportion of its GDP on welfare...
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    I guess part of the issue is that whilst they do not want to support those who do not need the welfare, they create more who do need it with cuts from funding. It's a bit of a vicious circle.
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    Benefits it's self i'm for. And more for those who actaully need it(Disabled peeps got there benefits cut recently)

    But honestly, I know peeps inrl who literally have the system worked around there little fingers, the amount of money they get is alot more then your average worker.
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    (Original post by nicatre)
    I guess part of the issue is that whilst they do not want to support those who do not need the welfare, they create more who do need it with cuts from funding. It's a bit of a vicious circle.
    This. Plus the fact that less jobs means more benefits, low wages mean more benefits.
 
 
 
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