getting paid

Discussion in 'News and Current Affairs' started by clid61, 17 Apr 2019 at 15:44.

  1. clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    Location:
    The North
    So pissed off with people on benefits saying they don't get paid till such and such .they're not working and being granted handouts to help them feed clothe and house themselves , no more no less but expect the luxuries we working people struggle to afford
     
  2. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    And breath
     
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    clid61

    clid61 Über Member

    Location:
    The North
    I'm trying ...
     
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  4. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Try to sweat the things you can do things about & ignore those you can't, it's sage advice, I wish I too could follow it
     
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  5. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    My daughter is on benefits, but she would never say that. In fact she is unable to talk more than an odd word.
     
  6. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Location:
    Ultima Thule
    They want to "feed clothe and house themselves". Luxuries I tell thee, luxury.
     
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  7. si_c

    si_c Veteran

    Location:
    Wirral
    Yeah, it might be better to call it subsistence rather than benefits, the latter does imply some level of luxury.
     
  8. Come and work where I do, and get to know some of them, you'll find it easier to understand then.
     
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  9. Edwardoka

    Edwardoka Facetious Remark Generator, Waffler

    I could reply to this thread with my actual thoughts but I'd get permabanned for using unseemly language. Instead here's a useful link:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empathy
     
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  10. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    So the consensus is that everyone who is on benefits is due them, nobody is claiming for something they are not entitled to & they fully deserve every penny they get?
     
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  11. Surly Bruce

    Surly Bruce Well-Known Member

    I have paid into the system all my life. My brother in law is on benefits. He has learning difficulties. I’m really happy to live in a society which supports its vulnerable.
     
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  12. Surly Bruce

    Surly Bruce Well-Known Member

    No. I don’t agree. So it’s not the consensus.
     
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  13. srw

    srw It's a bit more complicated than that...

    That would be an interesting* take on what's been posted so far in the thread.

    *Completely and utterly ridiculous.
     
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  14. Surly Bruce

    Surly Bruce Well-Known Member

    Time to post this:



    Alternatively one could read up about Rawls’ theory of justice - in particular the veil of ignorance.
     
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  15. That's a sentiment that you'd never hear amongst professionals.

    Punishing people for being unemployed, or because they are struggling, or have psychological or mental difficulties isn't a good idea either, yet it seems to be the way most such systems work.
     
    Last edited: 18 Apr 2019 at 10:14
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