but if I go out using the bus it hurts like hell. So I get a taxi instead. I don't get any handouts for this and really, should I? People will have different problems which will cost them money.
Everyone wants something out of the government. I wouldn't mind a disability badge for parking when the pain's bad but that's about it.
"Benefits" / dole should be low, except for perhaps those who are medically unfit for work, as the idea is to encourage people to work in the private sector - the productive part of the economy. If you can send one partner out to work and keep one at home, that's ideal and you're lucky to be able to afford it. Why should you get extra money for it? Having to send both partners out to work means you will have to pay for childcare, etc and you may well need extra money for that as it's not cheap. Should the government pay for all of it? No!
IF YOU BRING A CHILD INTO THIS WORLD IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR IT.
Shit happens along the way and there will be some people who need help but there are other scumbags who say out loud that their kids should still have nice things even though we live off state benefits.
Also, remember that £500 a week is tax free! I hate to be blunt but I spend my life at work making people feel better and quite literally sometimes saving their lives. I don't get £500 a week for routinely making decisions which determine if people live or die, have surgery or don't, etc.
It's like this twunts who have no car insurance because they can't afford it, but can afford the drugs the cops find when they get pulled over.
The government needs to slash benefits massively. I struggle to clean my flat as well as get about when the pain is bad and I'm sure I could claim for that so I could afford a cleaner and taxis but basically people need to fucking man up and realise that it's their responsibility to work their way through their problems. The government isn't there to hand out cash to everyone to make their lives a little easier.
Someone was on to me about how he's going to sue the NHS for something fairly pathetic (like being on the wrong meds but no permanent harm done). I told him my opinion which is that if it's something like that, make a complaint and action will be taken. If it's something that's caused you permanent injury or disability and you're going to need to buy extra stuff like chair lifts, hand rails, electric scooter, etc then definitely sue as it'll be of real benefit to you. Otherwise all you're doing is taking money away from care and making it worse for everyone else whilst funding an improve lifestyle for yourself.