Archive for November 2012
Anybody else noticed how many stories of these horrible benefit cheats are being splashed all over the media lately?
Anybody else find it strange we don’t see stories of benefit claimants that don’t get their full entitlement because they are not told about it?
Anybody find it strange the media are very quiet on the failings of the new legislation, despite reputable groups, politicians and parliamentary committees pointing them out?
And I thought the media was impartial; I thought they were obliged to be unbiased; one would think, in the interests of fairness they would seek at least one story of underpayment for every story of benefit fraud they publish.
But then I thought the moon was made of cheese!
If you’re thinking, “She doesn’t LOOK disabled,” you’re a fool. Many disabled people don’t LOOK disabled. They hide the pain and try to live lives that are as normal as possible. If you’ve looked at someone with a disabled badge, or who you know claims benefit for a disability, and decided they didn’t deserve it because they don’t LOOK disabled, you need to tell yourself, it’s time to grow up. (In fact, I chose the picture because it represents despair. I have no idea whether the person in it has disabilities or not. But the point deserved to be made).
As I type this, the petition calling on the government to “stop and review the cuts to benefits and services which are falling disproportionately on disabled people, their carers and families”, informally known as “Pat’s Petition”, which requires 100,000 signatures to secure a debate in Parliament, has gained just a few more than 60,000.
With less than half a day left (deadline is 10.12am on November 1) it seems likely that it’s not going to make it.
This petition may fail because good people did nothing, reblogged from Pat's Petition, Mike Sivier- Click to read the full article.