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Sunday, October 28, 2012

The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living

 

This was written by a 21-year-old female who gets it. It's her future she'’s worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare system that she'’s being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.

"Put me in charge of Centrelink payments. I'd get rid of cash payments and provide vouchers for 50kg bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese, basic sanitary items and all the powdered milk you can use. If you want steak, burgers, takeaway and junk food, then get a job.

Put me in charge of Medicare. The first thing I'd do is to get women to have birth control implants. Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce, use drugs, drink alcohol or smoke, then get a job.

Put me in charge of government housing. Ever lived in military barracks? You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair. Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried. If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

Put me in charge of compulsory job search. You will either search for employment each week no matter what the job or you will report for community work. This may be clearing the roadways and open spaces of rubbish, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you. We will sell your 22-inch rims and low profile tires and your dooff dooff stereo and speakers and put that money toward the “common good.

Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realise that all of the above is voluntary. If you want our hard-earned cash and housing assistance, accept our rules. Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin someone's "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self-esteem.

If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes, we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. THE CURRENT SYSTEM REWARDS THOSE WHO MAKE BAD CHOICES.

AND WHILE YOU ARE ON CENTRELINK INCOME, YOU NO LONGER HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE! For you to vote would be a conflict of interest. If you want to vote, then get a job. "