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    I'm referring to those people who have been on benefits for years, even pre-recession and spend the money on crap. Ministers have been moaning about lack of funding for the armed forces, so why doesn't Labour start taking people off benefits to fund their wars?



    'Social protection' obviously being a fancy word for mainly benefits.
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    I'd rather my taxes went on benefits than war, personally.
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    ^^Yep. We also know which one buys the most votes.
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    I'm not overly keen on my taxes being spent on either tbh. Health or education, please.
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    (Original post by Shaniqua)
    I'm referring to those people who have been on benefits for years, even pre-recession and spend the money on crap. Ministers have been moaning about lack of funding for the armed forces, so why doesn't Labour start taking people off benefits to fund their wars?



    'Social protection' obviously being a fancy word for mainly benefits.
    And 'other' obviously being a fancy word for 'hotel porn films' and 'moats'.
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    Why indeed.
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    (Original post by xmarilynx)
    I'm not overly keen on my taxes being spent on either tbh. Health or education, please.
    :yes:
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    I'd rather my taxes went on benefits than war, personally.
    So, you would rather your taxes went towards some scrounger buying a wide-screen TV, rather than going towards potentially protecting the lives of young people involved in the government's war? At least the war has some good intentions about it.

    What a repugnant thought process you have.
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    (Original post by Shaniqua)
    So, you would rather your taxes went towards some scrounger buying a wide-screen TV, rather than going towards potentially protecting the lives of young people involved in the government's war? At least the war has some good intentions about it.

    What a repugnant thought process you have.
    Yes, I would; but then I also don't classify everyone on benefits as a 'scrounger buying a wide-screen TV'.
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    You want to take pensions away for bombs? Nice...
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    I personally loathe the old benefit wasters. But there are things I loathe even more which the government pays for, which I think could be scrapped in exchange for a better armed forces. The monarchy, for example? The database? ID card schemes? MPs expenses?

    But then again, I'm also in favour of spending less on the armed forces and more on education and health.
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    Our defence spending is pathetic and our benefits spending is cringe worthy, a good change around would be good and for the first time in recent years it could be a vote winner.
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    (Original post by Shaniqua)
    So, you would rather your taxes went towards some scrounger buying a wide-screen TV, rather than going towards potentially protecting the lives of young people involved in the government's war? At least the war has some good intentions about it.

    What a repugnant thought process you have.
    So you're not a scrounging student then?
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    (Original post by Phugoid)
    I personally loathe the old benefit wasters. But there are things I loathe even more which the government pays for, which I think could be scrapped in exchange for a better armed forces. The monarchy, for example? The database? ID card schemes? MPs expenses?

    But then again, I'm also in favour of spending less on the armed forces and more on education and health.
    Are you blind? Are incapable of retaining information? How many times have I told you the monarchy does not cost money!!

    /rant over
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    Or just put people on benefits in the armed forces.

    National Service for benefitee's.
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    (Original post by cpj1987)
    Yes, I would; but then I also don't classify everyone on benefits as a 'scrounger buying a wide-screen TV'.
    Then you're a vile, repulsive human being. Thank goodness not many other people share your juvenile views.

    If you engaged your brain and read my post correctly, I was clearly referring to those who have been on benefits for years and are spending the money on worthless luxuries. You're frankly delusional if you believe benefits money isn't wasted on luxuries, alcohol or even drugs.
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    (Original post by xmarilynx)
    I'm not overly keen on my taxes being spent on either tbh. Health or education, please.
    couldn't have put it better myself, so i didn't. i chose to quote it :yes:
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    (Original post by Shaniqua)
    Then you're a vile, repulsive human being. Thank goodness not many other people share your juvenile, facile views.

    If you engaged your brain and read my post correctly, I was clearly referring to those who have been on benefits for years and are spending the money on worthless luxuries. You're frankly delusional if you believe benefits money isn't wasted on luxuries, alcohol or even drugs.
    What you showed, however, was a chart indicating ALL social support. MOST people on benefits are not scroungers - there are many different types of benefit, including pensions.
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    (Original post by Renner)
    Are you blind? Are incapable of retaining information? How many times have I told you the monarchy does not cost money!!

    /rant over
    Plenty of times, but all without a shred of evidence to support it. Without that, I am not inclined to believe you.

    Even if you could produce evidence to that effect, I'm sure it would mainly highlight their 'tourism' as their reimbursement of the treasury, something which I propose to be independent of the monarchy actually existing, and more dependent on their history and architectural association.
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    (Original post by Quady)
    So you're not a scrounging student then?
    No, I don't scrounge.

    Even if I did, at least students are forced to pay back what the government provides them with. I can't imagine that ever happening with benefits.
 
 
 
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