Benefit agents up and down the UK, at Job centres blindly follow a psychopathic agenda of demonisatioin towards the poorest with no empathy.
Street Democracy writes:
We have witnessed a ‘punishing state’ emerge for the working poor, the unemployed, those unable to contribute to full-time employment.
We have witnessed on a colossal scale, the demonisation towards the disabled poor, with seemingly no concerns or empathy.
We have witnessed a dark sinister agenda based on ‘out of touch’ political concepts, filled with commanding dialogues and the administration of ‘evil in print’ towards the poor in general, especially recipients of welfare benefit.
A system of demonisation towards the most vulnerable, discriminating against disabled people, social housing tenants, those unable to work and pay taxes!
Benefit claimants have been heavily sanctioned and socially demonised with great efforts to expel them from mainstream society as social burdens or some form of social annoyance to divide communities further with the blame game.
With a Tory ‘siege mentality’ they have clawed back most vital and very important essential monies from the poorest with some of the most psychopathic, no empathy or compassionate ideologies being localised by benefit agents up and down the UK.
They have created a mind-set that used to allow the poor to have the cheapest of items, which was acceptable, but now is socially an outrage to have if you are on benefits.
Literally local authorities, benefit agents do not question whether policies are helpful or harmful but dutifully administer them regardless. In this case, they aid in localising suppression.
It was socially acceptable to be able to buy shoes, to buy (cheap) furniture for the home, to buy your children clothes and get their hair cut. Now it is seen as how dare you on taxpayers ‘expense afford any necessities never mind luxuries, cheap or not.
Even if you save your benefits it’s not seen as heroic to scrimp and save any more.
Its got to the stage that Tory philosophy has placed a wedge within communities of blame, name and shame the benefit claimant as the reason of hardship for everyone else in your community.
Why is it MP’s sit above the law. This is serious gross miscarriage of justice. The Tory demonisation is strictly for the poor and lower classes.
Not the grossly disproportionate wealth economy, not the wealthy hoarding hundreds of thousands of acres of land causing land scarcity for everyone else.
No one is arresting the MP’s who fiddle their expenses from the tax payer like Maria Miller MP. £90,000 is a large sum of money and any one else would be imprisoned for financial fraud, deception and theft.
A diabolical shattering of social democracy for us ‘ordinary’ citizens while the wealthy ruling elites sit on top of the law for how many MP’s have been caught fiddling expenses and therefore guilty of theft and do not get punished for it?
Too many to name that’s how many!
It depends whether you want the poor dying on British streets or to have a safety net they can rely upon. Help physically and mentally to achieve a healthy community.
Not the gluttonous wealth disparity between the few concentrated wealthy elites and every body else receiving little.
No it is to be seen as the poor have caused the economic failures, the housing crisis if you are social housing tenant and dare hoard space of 6ft x 6ft as the bedroom tax sanctions indicates.
The Tory spirit of the age has caused serious impoverishment and financial destitution as punishment towards the poor.
Treating the unemployed as garbage isn’t helpful, treating them as a social deviant isn’t creating healthy minded individuals but impeding legitimate frustration instead.
A very wrong mentality to have that solve’s nothing but causes unmeasurable social psychological and community harm and only a most unprofessional government would even consider such a ruthless psychopathic, merciless tactic upon any society, never mind their own.
It is good to have Michael Meacher MP stand up for the poor as the Tories have silenced them with a catastrophic blow to democracy at grass root level.
To hear one MP that disagrees with the Tories methodology on the ‘Benefit Sanctions’ click here to read alittleecon or continue reading:
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The wealth disparity is larger than ever. Austerity measures for the poor, prosperity for the rich is the Tory ‘spirit of the age’.
There was a backbench debate in the House of Commons today on the DWP’s use of benefit sanctions. The official line is that claimants are only ever sanctioned if they are not doing what is required of them to either find work or prepare for work. The strong suspicion however is that sanctions are being used primarily to get people off benefits. Labour MP Michael Meacher opened the debate with a speech in which he gave numerous examples of where claimants have been sanctioned through no fault of their own, and highlighted the impact this can have on people’s lives. Here is the text of the first part of his speech (fromHansard):
“I beg to move,
That this House notes that there have been many cases of sanctions being wrongfully applied to benefit recipients; and call on the Government to review the targeting, severity and impact of such sanctions…
…From the evidence that I have collected from my constituency surgery, Citizens Advice, YMCA, the excellent Work and Pensions Committee report on this issue and the Library, it is abundantly clear that the standards that the DWP likes to claim always apply in sanctioning cases far too often certainly do not. I wish to cite a number of cases drawn directly from those sources.
A security guard at a jobcentre turned away a man with learning disabilities who had arrived 20 minutes early to sign on. The man then returned two minutes late to sign on and had his JSA sanctioned for 4 weeks.
A man was sanctioned for four weeks because he had not known about an appointment as the letter had been sent to an address that he had left a year ago, even though Jobcentre Plus was aware of his current address.
A woman claiming employment and support allowance had been diagnosed with cervical cancer and had given the back-to-work scheme provider a list of her hospital appointments. She was sanctioned for failing to attend an appointment on the middle day of her three-day hospital stay. The woman had two daughters but her ESA was reduced to £28 a week. She asked for reconsideration, but had heard nothing five weeks later.
A woman was sanctioned for failing to attend provider-led training when the receptionist had rung to tell her not to come in because the trainer was ill. She was subsequently told that she should have attended to sign the attendance register.
A woman whose ESA was sanctioned had her benefit reduced from £195 to less than £50 per fortnight because she missed a back-to-work scheme appointment owing to illness. Her sister had rung two days beforehand to say that she could not attend and arranged another date, when she did attend.
An epileptic man had his JSA sanctioned for four weeks because he did not attend a back-to-work scheme meeting as his two-year old daughter was taken ill and he was her sole carer that day. He rang the provider in advance, but was told this would still have to be noted as “did not attend”. During the four-week sanction he suffered hunger, hardship, stress and an increase in epileptic attacks, but he was not told about hardship payments or food banks or how to appeal the sanction decision.
Lastly, a man in Yorkshire and Humber was sanctioned for allegedly failing to attend back-to-work scheme events. He had in fact attended, and the provider had no record of any failures. His hardship request was not processed, his housing benefit was stopped, and he fell into rent arrears and had no money for food, gas or electricity.
These are not isolated or exceptional cases.”
There seems to be the beginnings of a bit of cross-party opposition to the DWP’s behavior with regards to sanctions, and I believe an independent review into their use is under way. While I don’t expect it to result in huge change, if it ultimately means fewer sanctions, then some good will have been done.
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