visceral reality

We share a visceral fear of the inconvenient truth
that the welfare falls far short of covering basic costs

Cost of living constantly rises yet dole stays the same
people cannot afford to live below the poverty line

When people can’t afford sufficient food or health
their spirit to survive is slowly drained by stealth

Politicians claim increasing it will not put people in jobs
diverts attention that they haven’t created employment

We all need to get very real about welfare recipients
and increase payments to cover their basic needs ..

daily prompts: Visceral

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13 Comments

  1. I have no idea why someone hasn’t come up with a work/benefits based system. In the USA there are endless jobs that people could do whilst receiving benefits. They could clear up roadways, work in hospitals, work in prisons, homeless shelters, animal shelters. We already see prisoners doing jobs like that. Work gives people a sense of pride and something to put on their resume. No one should be hungry in the USA.

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    1. we also have a work/benefits system here in Australia Kerry but employers often use ‘free’ labour to save them paying employees … so the system can become self-defeating in many cases …nobody should go hungry in our countries but far too many do 😦

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  2. Reblogged this on Job Path and commented:
    thank you, as a welfare recipient I see costs go up and yet no acknowledgement from successive Governments. The Irish Taoiseach says we are cheats and fraudulant while he ignores white collar crime. This criminalisation of the poor is spreading across the EU with the French President saying ‘Lazy’. We need work and jobs that pay a living wage and use our skills and experience. We need talking with not too.

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