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Cutting benefits is a moral mission like ending slavery
Daily Mail ^ | 23 January 2014 | Matt Chorley and James Chapman

Posted on 01/24/2014 2:05:36 PM PST by managusta

Conservative welfare reforms are part of an 'historic mission' in the tradition of the fight to end slavery, Iain Duncan Smith claimed today.

The Work and Pensions Secretary said his determination to cut benefits and get people back to work is like the work of William Wilberforce who campaigned for the end of the slave trade and Lord Shaftesbury, who enacted laws to protect women and children in Victorian factories.

Signalling further welfare reforms that will be central to the Conservative election manifesto, he also cautioned colleagues that ‘casual disapproval of those on benefits is too easy’, pointing out that generations of politicians created the system that now traps claimants.

With official figures showing employment at a record 30.15 million after the biggest ever quarterly increase, the Bank said: ‘A tightening in the eligibility requirements for some state benefits might also have led to an intensification of job search.’

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: benefits; uk; welfare
The article states that "under Labour (Democrats), despite the economic boom and a 60 per cent increase in welfare spending, income inequality was the worst for a generation.
1 posted on 01/24/2014 2:05:36 PM PST by managusta
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To: managusta

Just because it hasn’t worked doesn’t mean that throwing more money at it is futile.

2 posted on 01/24/2014 2:09:13 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: managusta
What if we had never abolished slavery "because the slaves would never be able to support themselves"?

3 posted on 01/24/2014 2:31:56 PM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: BitWielder1

Lyndon Baines Johnson and his damned “War On Poverty” and his “Great Society” efforts that got passed because REPUBLICANS helped him.

(Algore’s daddy and Slick Willie’s mentor Fulbright, and Senator KKK Byrd from WV went after LBJ like rabid dogs after a rabbit.)

An official Record at the time, speaking about his demoKaRATZ opposition: “These dumb effs just don’t understand, if I get this bill passed, I’ll have those niQQer’s balls in our pockets for the next 150 years.”

LBJ was a MOFO, but he did know what he was doing.

And just damn, he was 100 percent correct in his strategic thinking.

Too bad he couldn’t see the mess he was making in Vietnam.

“Got that boy Ho’s balls in my pocket.”


4 posted on 01/24/2014 5:24:01 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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