Re: Ive got a solution...
2. No its not. I believe most people want to earn a decent living. If I lost my job for reasons out of my control and I didnt have a pot to piss in, id find it harder to get off the dole if I didnt have access to something as basic as transport. You can only walk so far. Free transport would likely solve more problems than it would create.
Its very easy for someone with a job and an income to call someone on benefits a sponger.
Without benefits we'd see myriad problems arise.
Job seekers allowance accounts for a relatively large portion of the benefits pie I get that. So the faster you get people off the less it costs in the long term.
Make it harder to find work and you're guranteed to increase the numbers on benefits.
I also believe people on the dole should be put to work to earn their benefits in some shape or form if they can't find a job within a reasonable amount of time. Get them assisting care homes, picking up litter, helping pensioners etc...within reason.
Yeah yeah I know. Waah waah council workers blah blah out of work. Truth is if council workers were doing their jobs properly or (just balance the argument) were appropriately staffed there shouldnt be any litter to pick up, any public facilities that are rank and smell of piss etc. Therefore giving them an influx of additional manpower might improve things.
Theres no incentive to being unemployed. I wouldnt give up my lifestyle for a council house and a few quid just because its free. Would you?
Plus id rather there was a benefits system than droves of homeless beggars any day of the week.
4. Lets remove the loos all together then. Most stations charge 20p for a slash...why not the trains?