Tuesday, 21 January 2014
People aren't 'playing the system' to even a fraction of the degree the media and politicians make out.
Scapegoating just paves the way for further cuts in support to people who need and deserve help - including pensioners, low waged workers and people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own.
The government is currently using the right wing tabloids and media to lead an assault on the welfare system, in a deliberate attempt at misleading the public with this constant onslaught of propoganda.
In the above video from the T.U.C it tries to tackle some of the media and political myths about the benefit system, with the aid of a talking dog.
Oh and lets remember the words of H.L Mencken who once said ' The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed ( and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
Posted by teifidancer at 13:17