WELFARE CRACKDOWN ON SICKNESS BENEFITS – I don’t think that the latest news from a government report, clearly showing that just one in eight people claiming sickness benefit has been found too ill to actually work.
Of the remaining seven claiming sickness benefits they are perfectly capable, according to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), giving a stark reality of just how abused the taxpayer has become.
Since the Government decided to crackdown on the abuse of sickness benefit, by insisting that all claimants undergo a medical examination, close to 1 million people claiming sickness benefits have dropped their claims, lifting a huge burden from the hard working taxpayer.
The new system, which requires all sick benefit claimants, to undergo a medical examination by a doctor, is proving successful. So far over 800,000 people who have undergone the examination have been found perfectly fit for work.
Just one in eight people claiming sickness benefits has been found to be too ill to do any sort of job, it has emerged, and almost 900,000 have dropped their claim to the taxpayer-funded benefits rather than undergo a new medical test as part of the Coalition welfare reforms.
Official figures released yesterday ahead of a string of changes to the tax and benefit system suggested the Government’s strategy is already having a dramatic effect.
To give you an idea of just how broken and abusive the system had become some doctors noted that people were claiming sickness benefits and being unable to work for minor ailments such as blisters and even acne. Sprains and alleged back pain were one of the most common causes.
This is clear evidence, according to the government, that this generation has become reliant on welfare with little or no incentive to work due to the ease at which is can be obtained. The previous Labour Government basically set up a system that would allow people to claim for any minor ailment and for as long as they liked; giving rise to the welfare culture.
The coalition Government is to roll out significant changes to the welfare system over the next year in order to combat the ‘welfare culture’ and get people productive once again.
The opposition, Labour Party, is opposing these changes, however there appears little sense to their opposition and have little to offer in the way of an alternative – other than continuous borrowing to prop up the failed system which simply leads to increased public debt.
Any hard working taxpayer will gladly welcome these changes and the positive results they are bringing. It is incredulous to think that within less than 100 years Britain has gone from a highly productive industrial nation to a broken down state of disillusionment that mostly relies on the welfare system.
What happened to our fighting spirit, our innovation, our will to succeed and prosper through free enterprise?
In some eyes free enterprise and capitalism are dirty words, but this perception is generally the consensus of the lazy and those who would rather take a handout from others who are prepared to work and prosper.
For anyone thinking that free enterprise and capitalism is the true evil of this world try reading the article below – you are about to be fully enlightened.
I for one, as a hard working individual, welcome the Government’s change to the welfare system. It is not often I get to write anything remotely complimentary about any of the political parties but I will say, on this occasion, they have got it right and maybe dare I say they could go further.