Re: Your Tweet about WorkFare

Date: Saturday, November 10th, 2012 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Agree that relatively few people are spongers, and would argue that they shouldn't be supported with your money and my money at all. I suspect you wouldn't hold that view, but we will have to agree to disagree there.

Those in gunuine need due to illness or incapacity should be supported without reservation I think, but if someone needs support because they are temporarily out of a job, then I feel there are positive aspects to expecting them to give something back. Apart from anything else, it would help to stop them vegitating, and I've been there so know what it can be like.

Again, agree with your "slave labour" view where someone is being expected to do a job that would otherwise be paid for at at least the mimimum wage. That's why I was interested in your view regarding some sort of work for the community in return for social support.
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