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August 8th, 2006
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From:enismirdal
Date:August 8th, 2006 12:44 pm (UTC)
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There would have to be a sensible definition of "excessive" under such circumstances. For instance, a person who is unable to walk, but still does work, pays tax, contributes to NI, etc. is probably just fine. What if they need a PA? What if they can do a bit of inconsequential part time work, but not full time? I dunno...

I think looking after all the sick and needy, no matter how needy, is a lovely, morally sound and kind idea. But also a somewhat impractical one in some respects. We end up with an ageing, unhealthy population that takes more than it contributes and demands and demands and demands.

I suppose ultimately, society is more burdened by people who could (physically) work but won't/don't because they're too lazy/too underqualified/too fussy about what work is "good enough" for them even though they're not good enough for the work. Perhaps we should sterilise stupid lazy healthy people instead of hard-working sick/disabled people?
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From:illusive_shelle
Date:August 11th, 2006 02:24 pm (UTC)
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That's an interesting concept. A sterilisation penalty for people in good health who fail to find a job after or who claim over a certain amount of money in unemployment benefits without appropriate justification.
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