Tuesday, February 7, 2012

UK: Disability Community Takes A Hit

As much as the disability community deserves support, like any other community, sometimes the actions of some hurt all. From the UK:
If public opinion is turning against the disabled, disability charities have only themselves to blame.
Both major political parties are generally agreed that at least a million people live on state sickness benefits when they are not actually sick or disabled.
This mass abuse of the welfare state began in the 1980s when the decline of heavy industry left large numbers of middle-aged men without jobs and without much enthusiasm for finding new ones. Since then there has been no shortage of new volunteers who prefer not to work and who find it convenient to live on sickness benefits. more

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