RICHARD LITTLEJOHN ATTACKS POVERTY POSTER GIRLS – Yesterday I read an article published on the Daily Mail regarding Labour’s attempt to roll out a couple of girls that depict the hardships of life in Britain.
I was going to immediately thrash out an article and give this young woman a piece of my mind but I decided that this particular drum has been beaten so many times the skin is now in peril of giving way.
So why am I now writing this article? Today the Daily Mail published an article written by Richard Littlejohn and as usual Richard didn’t hold anything back – as expected his satire coupled with the facts made for an enlightening read with a goodly amount of humour thrown in.
I fully agree with what Richard had to say; it is after all the exact same thing I’ve been writing about for months but I’m a little miffed – no in fact I’m bloody angry.
Let me explain…
Here we have an attractive young lady who used to work in the Fire Service. She, in my book, is one of Britain’s unsung heroes for anyone who helps protect others certainly deserves our gratitude.
However, Jack Monroe, fell pregnant and then decided to give up her job in order to care for her son full-time.
This of course resulted in having to live off the backs of the taxpayer and yes, just like millions of others just like her, she feels ‘entitled’ to do so.
Now according to Ms. Monroe she couldn’t afford to live on the £27,000 a year salary – yes that meager income simply wasn’t enough to cover the bills and feed her child.
As Richard Littlejohn pointed out in his article there was no mention of the boy’s father and whether he was contributing towards his upbringing and therefore we are left to speculate as to whether he, along with thousands of others like him, are merely absentee fathers who expect the taxpayer to pick up the tab.
I’ve lost count to the number of articles I’ve written on the subject of ‘entitlement’ and ‘lifestyle choices’ in which people expect the taxpayer to fork out for.
Yet again I’ll say it… having a child is a lifestyle choice and therefore that choice should not be a burden to the taxpayer.
It’s about time people woke up to the fact that welfare is bankrupting this country and if people decide to give up their jobs or have children then the taxpayer shouldn’t have to subsidize that choice.
Now I pointed out that I was bloody angry and no doubt you’ll understand why due to my views above but my anger is in fact twofold.
Let me explain…
I’m nearly 50 years of age. At my time of life it’s difficult to find gainful employment and so I decided to start meebal.com and do what I enjoy… writing about all manner of issues on the news that affects all of us.
I don’t expect everyone to appreciate what I write and in fact this is another reason I write – I want people to read what I’ve had to say and then openly debate it.
You won’t ever see the comments section being closed due to legal reasons – if it can be reported then it sure as hell can be discussed.
I work 14 hours a day; sometimes a lot more. I don’t earn £27,000 a year. In fact I don’t earn even earn 10% of that figure.
Meebal.com is about to hit its first birthday this month and within this year I’ve taken a salary of £2,350.00.
Now you’re probably thinking that there’s no way I could possibly survived on such an amount and you would be right. You’re now thinking that I too must be a burden on the taxpayer and you would be WRONG.
I don’t take a penny… no housing benefit, no job seekers allowance, no child benefit, no working earnings credit – nothing, nadda, not a single brass farthing.
My partner works, but as a bar manager, her salary is nothing much to write home about; less than £14,000 a year.
Why can’t Ms. Monroe survive on £27,000 a year? After all I survive on significantly less and I suspect there are thousands of taxpayer’s out there doing exactly the same.
How much money does she earn from her now well publicized blog? I’m sure the promotion by the Daily Mail and Richard Littlejohn, with no less than two articles, has certainly boosted visitor rates.
I’m beginning to think that I have all my priorities up-side-down. Maybe I should start claiming everything that I am purportedly ‘entitled’ too and then drag my sorry backside off to the national press and declare how unfortunate I am to live off the backs of others.
Yes I too might make national headlines and in the process get more recognition for my own blog.
I fully appreciate the Daily Mail and Richard Littlejohn bringing the issue to light but were they right to promote Ms. Monroe’s blog?
It could be argued that this is the boost her blog needed in order to gain success and in the process get her off welfare; of course she already gave up one lucrative career so there doesn’t appear to be an awful lot of motivation – not when there’s others out there’s the taxpayer who is forced to cough up.
No, I won’t be taking a trip to the benefits office and no I won’t expect the taxpayer to support me.
We need to change our attitudes and more away from the ideology of ‘entitlement’ for Britain simply cannot survive if we continuously expect the taxpayer to pick up the tab for people’s lifestyle choices.
Read the article by Richard Littlejohn – click here