Wednesday 4 June 2003

Get on your bike!

A quarter of Glasgow adults are claiming some type of benefit. Although 18,000 are "job-seeking", another 70,000 are claiming for incapacity and disability. This is an extraordinary situation and extremely harmful:
The research also shows that the longer people are on benefit, the less likely they are to actively seek employment.

This so-called dependancy culture is regarded as a major obstacle to the city's future economic growth.

I have little doubt that almost all of the ninety-odd thousand "sick and disabled" people would quickly find work if benefits were cut or time-limited, but I realised long ago that the government's policy is to put the entire British population on welfare leaving me as the sole taxpayer.

(Things look a bit sick in Holland too.)