Human Interest stories only shaft the vulnerable even more!

via Human Interest stories only shaft the vulnerable even more!

Having just read Speye Joe’s post, I have to agree with his arguments, about the way in which we all seem to be suffering a kind of Poverty Fatigue.

There are so many stories coming to light, about the appalling way people’s lives are unravelling, here in the UK – people who, through no fault of their own, are having to claim benefits in order to survive, and with no chance to thrive!

People who are more likely to actually be working, than not, and who are living such precarious lives because of the Tory inability to see that No, work doesn’t pay any more – mainly, because of the fact that all of those excessively rich tory voters are actually the ones who own the businesses that most people are working in, and who have made sure that wages stay so low, that the only way to survive for their workers, is to claim the now-infamous Universal Credit – thus making the ordinary tax payer the ones who pay towards their own wages, rather than those same Tory bosses being made to dig deep into their enormous profits, to pay their people a decent, living, wage!

But it’s this so-called Universal Credit, that is causing more grief, poverty, homelessness, and deaths, than has been seen since Victorian times – and it was a Benefit that was deliberately refined, to the point where it’s harder to claim than anything ever thought of, and with horrendous sanctions built-in, just to make sure that the poor can be punished even more, for daring to be born poor, or because they were reduced to poverty by their workplace closing, mostly due to the Tory Banker’s greed!

The fact that the tories are aggressively denying the come-back of Rickets, and other poverty-related illnesses, here in Britain, is to be expected – after all, every word that comes out of a Tory mouth is lie, upon lie, upon lie, and nothing gets done to change it – mainly because there are still far too many ordinary working class people who would rather believe the Tory Lie, fed to them every day in their Tory-owned newspapers, and on the Tory-owned TV, rather than face what our country has really become, and do something about it!

 

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2 responses to “Human Interest stories only shaft the vulnerable even more!

  1. I fully agree, the conditions that so many working people are having to endure in the 21 Century are unacceptable. It seems that we have returned to the situation that existed in the 19th Century, and if the Tories get their way it will get even worse. I would never have believed, back in the halcyon days of the 1970s, that all the hard won improvements that the Labour Governments and the Trade Unions had fought for could be so quickly swept away by the heartless, uncaring regimes of the Tories.

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    • Yes, this is one aspect of the dismantling of the worker’s rights that is really getting to me!
      When you think of how hard-fought-for our right as workers became, it’s enough to make you weep, especially when we are watching the tories so easily dismantling it all, and how eager they are to take it all away fom us – and it feels as if half of the country either doesn’t realise what’s really going on, or just don’t care, as long as they’re all right, Jack! 😦

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