SMILING CARCASS'S TWO-PENNETH

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Benefit Cheats- or Benefits Cheat?

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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!

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Written by Smiling Carcass

22/11/2012 at 3:36 PM

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  1. Historically, government departments issuing benefits have never released details about people not getting their full entitlement. It’s a saving, you see, and the assumption is that, if you don’t claim it, you don’t need it.
    Nice, eh?

    Mike Sivier

    24/11/2012 at 11:40 AM

    • Very nice for the govt; the main point I was trying to make was the complete lack of impartiality shown by the media; the kind of ‘impartiality’ that propagates the ‘idle scrounger’ myth.

      But I do recall some years ago there was to be a ‘cultural change’ (Tories do seem to love that phrase!) in the benefits system to ensure advisors were properly trained and properly advising clients on their rights to benefits. So far as I am aware, it never actually happened!

      Smiling Carcass

      24/11/2012 at 2:35 PM

      • Not to worry, as the media has been falling over itself to tell us yet another Windsor benefit scrounger is on the way. Great isn’t it, no bedroom tax, endless civil list cash and smarmy “courtiers” to smooth life’s path. None of em would last a week on our council estate.

        Eileen George

        04/12/2012 at 3:24 PM


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