Protesting too much
Benefit cheats are, of course, the scum of the earth. Not because benefit cheating makes you the scum of the earth, but because the scum of the earth, unsurprisingly, tend to benefit cheat - most of the reported cases seem to be local councillors, drug dealers and other criminals.
That said, the shrill tone of the government "campaign" on benefit cheating gets really annoying really fast. I'm particularly thinking of the fantastically Orwellian "we're watching you" campaign of a few years' back. I seem to remember the TV adverts had "benefit cheats" going about their lives while being followed around by a big target sign representing the government. I'm not sure whether that was before or after the police demonstrated at Stockwell what exactly the consequences of the state following you around with a big target sign are. It was accompanied by Stasi-esque entreaties to grass up your neighbours.
The government would of course like us to believe that benefit cheats are stealing money from you, the taxpayer. This outwardly makes sense but is of course BollockS with a capital B and S. The money has already been stolen from you, by the government. If the money is stolen from the taxpayers, did the government return to them the £1.2bn it supposedly clawed back from the cheats (that's £41.38 for each of us)? Did it f***.