You don’t need to go far on P.ie or even outside your very own front door to find people who make bold statements about people on welfare.
Even on Primetime last night (27/11/12) we had Sean Murphy Deputy Chief Executive, Chambers Ireland tell us that middle class to high earner no longer could afford to carry those on welfare and welfare payments should be substantially cut. He claimed that if welfare payments were cut people would leave welfare and re-enter the jobs market. I will return to this later.
When people make statements about slashing welfare I sometimes wonder if they are actually considering their statements and understanding the effects welfare cuts would have. Do they for instance consider all welfare claimants the same of do they break down each category of claims and base their assumptions on any particular group?
I have started this thread for two reasons, 1) I believe there to be far too many brash false lies spread about those unfortunate enough to find themselves relying on welfare. 2) To highlight the issues of welfare cuts and to find some common ground with those who look for cuts to understand the logic of their claims.
In short I would like posters to express what they would like to see those on welfare receive.
Before you answer I’d like you to read this post fully and respond once you have read and understand some basics.
WHO IS GETTING WELFARE?
So who is actually in receipt of welfare payments?
1) The Unemployed
2) Part Time Workers
3) Low Paid Workers
5) Disabled and Illness
8) Families in receipt of Family Income Supplement (FIS)
9) Foster Parents
10) Death related Benefits
11) Back to Education
12) Farming and Fishing
13) Supplementary Welfare Schemes
14) Extra Benefits