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Caz
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #465 on: June 02, 2011, 09:27 AM »
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Yep, and the sooner the better!
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #466 on: June 02, 2011, 10:16 AM »
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Tonights main news story (must be a slow day Rolling Eyes )

Work and Income is investigating a sickness beneficiary who is to fight All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams in a charity boxing match.

Alipate Liava'a, 43, who was expected to earn $6000 for the fight, has been claiming a sickness benefit for an injured elbow, 3 News reported.

http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/news/article/-/9567262/sonny-bill-opponent-on-sickness-benefit-report/

Some people are as thick as 2 short planks doh  No sh*t they're going to stop his benefit!

I'll still let him fight-for nothing and get thrashed as punishment yes
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #467 on: July 29, 2011, 06:31 AM »
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One of the daily current affairs shows here (7pm every weeknight) has been running a series about beneficiaries this week. Last night's feature really annoyed me. So much so that for the first time in my life I even wrote an angry email of my feedback to a show during the airing! This woman has 6 kids from 4 different fathers. Yes 4 different fathers. And she comes on the TV complaining that her child support and benefit payments are not enough to sufficiently feed her kids. Needless to say she is smoking while being interviewed at her home.

She complained all the kids happened because of "bad relationships." Could she not have learned to use condoms after the first 1 or 2 kids? Or the first couple of relationships? Perhaps cutting out the fags (roll your own ones at $28 a pack too, and how many times a week does she spend that $28?) might help buy more food for the kids too.
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #468 on: July 29, 2011, 06:37 AM »
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You can always find people like this to support a "benefit scroungers" argument. It doesn't change the fact that 1) greed from bankers/financialistas  got us all in this mess and 2) you must have a system in place that supports the weakest in society eg kids, disabled, elderly, sick. This is the mark of any civilised society.
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #469 on: November 04, 2011, 07:10 PM »
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From a forum:

'Just need some advice.

I've got a weeks work training . After the trial ends I'll have the option whether to take the job or not; whether the job is for me or not. Great. No obligation to take the job.

But I'm worried about a number of issues.

I've been told that they are slave drivers.
I'm told that the job is monotonous and degrading.

I feel I've been pressured to take this job by the job centre.
Added to this is the long hours standing up and pleasing everyone who comes through the door, the short break of 45 minutes. So there's even less of incentive to take the job.

Am I able to cope with working for a corporation which must take large amounts of profit whilst I get paid a pittance and work like a slave? I don't think I can do that.

I don't dislike being on benefits. I have loads of free time, and stress is minimised so I am enjoying better health. I do wish to come off benefits but there has to be an incentive. I'm not a robot.'

This is why this country is dead on its feet. Work's not meant to be fun!



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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #470 on: November 04, 2011, 07:33 PM »
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Look everyone on benefits are not scroungers I am getting fed up with everyone who thinks because people are on benefit they are scroungers. The test that people are going to run by an independant agency for disabled allowance are a farce. These test are done by people who are instructed to fail as many people as they can. People with MS and inwheelchairs are expected to be able to work. What a load of CRAP. Able bodied people cannot get work. Tell me why do all the fatcat bankers and those financial institutions who get away with murder not come under scrutiny, Why because this government come from the same class as them. Try putting yourself in someones place who is on benefits and see how hard it can be. Especially if you have children.
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #471 on: November 04, 2011, 07:42 PM »
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People in wheelchairs can do some kind of work. Why not?
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #472 on: November 04, 2011, 07:57 PM »
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Yes if they are able too. And can find somewhere were it is wheelchair friendly and have disabled toilets ect. Few and far between this country is still miles behind with facilities for disabled people.
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #473 on: November 05, 2011, 07:09 AM »
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From a forum:

'Just need some advice.

I've got a weeks work training . After the trial ends I'll have the option whether to take the job or not; whether the job is for me or not. Great. No obligation to take the job.

But I'm worried about a number of issues.

I've been told that they are slave drivers.
I'm told that the job is monotonous and degrading.

I feel I've been pressured to take this job by the job centre.
Added to this is the long hours standing up and pleasing everyone who comes through the door, the short break of 45 minutes. So there's even less of incentive to take the job.

Am I able to cope with working for a corporation which must take large amounts of profit whilst I get paid a pittance and work like a slave? I don't think I can do that.

I don't dislike being on benefits. I have loads of free time, and stress is minimised so I am enjoying better health. I do wish to come off benefits but there has to be an incentive. I'm not a robot.'

This is why this country is dead on its feet. Work's not meant to be fun!




Nigel, I couldn't agree more! The fact is, that the benefits system is there to help the truly needy and those who 'can't' work, and I for one do not begrudge those people a penny! However, there are thousands of people who are more than capable of earning their keep [like the guy quoted above], who are screwing the system and us right along with it! I'm soooo glad this Government has at least made a start on getting this sorted! It should have been done years ago!
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #474 on: November 05, 2011, 07:14 AM »
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You've got to have a safety net for the sake of our kids but you've also got to make sure that people take responsibility for their own lives and have a social conscience.
At one end we've got generations who have never worked and who think it's alright to take whatever you can and at the other we've got the financial sector who seem to think it's alright to take whatever you can
Has anyone got an answer?  
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #475 on: November 05, 2011, 07:16 AM »
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No........You're right!
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #476 on: November 05, 2011, 07:19 AM »
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Caz, it's so depressing Frown
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #477 on: November 05, 2011, 07:20 AM »
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Yep! Ain't that the truth!
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #478 on: November 05, 2011, 07:31 AM »
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Also we've gone from my grandmother's generation who never owed anyone anything to a generation which has been encouraged to live a life of debt....oh hang on, isn't that exactly what successive governments have done.....you've gotta laugh...or cry....
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Re: Benefits and financial support « Reply #479 on: November 05, 2011, 08:35 AM »
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Heh heh.....The last one certainly did! Don't get me started on that!
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