Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The crime of living comfortably

Being in Canada, I can't watch the news item about Kelly Cottam, but I can see the blurb: "She admits she lives a comfortable lifestyle".

Gosh -- that's appalling isn't it? The gall of the woman. A single mother with four children living a comfortable lifestyle. What can we do about that? I know. Let's make them pick oakum.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Err, I have no problem with her claiming benefits - I take it she had the disease after the children were born? I do object to her receiving a more comfortable lifestyle than someone in the same situation who is working.

I'm sorry 40k is too much.

dougf said...

"I do object to her receiving a more comfortable lifestyle than someone in the same situation who is working.
I'm sorry 40k is too much."
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Absolutely. There is no viable ethical argument you can make to justify this horrendously 'unfair' situation. Not one. Lamenting that correcting it is 'not fair', is not a viable argument insofar as there is far more weighty 'unfairness' in making the working poor peer into the windows of 'better' accommodation whilst they are in fact paying for someone else, who is supported by the State, to live there.
The current situation justs adds insult to injury and must be stopped.

Anonymous said...

I met an elderly german lady,who lived in Berlin in the second world war,she maintained that Hitler had good ideas,he helped the people a lot she said. Her exact words were "you know, Hitler he had some goot ideas,he had the first autobahn built,he abhorred smoking,he created jobs,we had no idea about the jews" She truly believed this monster was a true leader,looking after his people,just goes to show how things start and how once a belief is held it cant be shaken,no matter about all the millions he murdered,just because they didnt meet the criteria,and because of resentment.