Continuing my theme of beginning today's submissions with titles created by the Beatles, I found this story astonishing in Bradford's Telegraph and Argus. People on long-term sick living in the city will be offered free trips to museums and art galleries in order to entice them back into work. Bradford is being used as a guinea-pig for the scheme because of its high level of Incapacity Benefit claimants.
Let's get this clear in our minds. People who have effectively sponged off the State for a long period courtesy of the tax contributions of the majority, will now be given for free what everybody else has to pay for in order to get them to do what they should be doing in the first place. There are some genuine benefit recipients - especially the disabled - and I do not direct my vitriol at them. I refer to the majority (and it is a majority) who use the relative ease of claiming IB so they can sit on fat backsides in front of the television each day. For the quintessential picture of the average IB claimant, think Onslow in Keeping Up Appearances.
Have you ever known another country to go to such lengths to do the most for people who are prepared to do the least for themselves (and vice-versa)? If you are a hard-working person with a sustainable income in this country, you become a cash-cow for wasters. No wonder so many think that claiming benefits is the cushy option!