Should drug addicts and obese people have their benefits cut?Watch
Addiction is an issue and not one that will be dealt with by removing benefits.
There are easier targets then these folks but then I suppose they are an easy target
The drugs and obesity aren't the only thing. We also need to stop people on benefits from using them on Tobacco and Alcohol.
Seems pretty unfair to me, given that an unwillingness to be treated is one of the symptoms of addiction...
This will cost more money in the long term than it saves. Even Thatcher accepted that, for example, it was better to provide clean needles to addicts thus saving them from HIV, than to take a smug and arrogant high horse position. That's why HIV rates among addicts are much higher in America (like five times higher), and of course the state ends up paying for that.
Modest investments in support for drug addicts pays excellent dividends
This obesity-acceptance movement disguised as fat-shaming that is running rampant needs to stop.
The government is reviewing whether obese people and drug addicts should be given benefits if they are not accepting treatment. Seems pretty unfair to me, given that an unwillingness to be treated is one of the symptoms of addiction...