Thursday, 19 February 2009

Busy busy day today ..

Busy day today so some early blogging; as I contemplate grafting for the next fourteen hours Iain Martin's comment in the Telegraph strikes me:
We learned last week that a 13-year-old boy fathered a daughter with a 15-year-old mother; it then emerged that the various members of the family account for £30,000 of benefits a year, and no one involved works. Six average taxpayers get up every morning and go to work so that such families don't have to. Why?


Blue Eyes said...

Because *some* of us take pride in our self-sufficiency. We are a dying breed, though.

DBC Reed said...

Because there is not a abundance of well-paid work available.
Actually poor families
often have people working,but at derisory wages.Karen Matthews'partner did have a steady job.

Newmania said...

Yes I noticed that harrumph

Anonymous said...

We get up and work for these people because we understand that they are entitled. We, the bourgeois oppressors, will never understand their proletarian pain caused by centuries of enslavement by the capitalist-imperialist system. Just as we, in the past, have oppressed the proletarians, it is now our duty to let the proletarians oppress us.

Now, comrades, who will join me in a rousing chorus of The International?

manc_ill_kid said...

Unemployment is currently at 2 million and there are only 500,000 vacancies, aye.

Blue Eyes said...

So there isn't an abundance of well-paid work, that is a pity and a result of post-war socialism. Do the unskilled somehow deserve a skilled person's lifestyle?

Do families who reproduce without the slightest intention of paying their way deserve that nice big house, matching DFS set, flat screen telly? Really? I don't have Sky, why should someone who works less?