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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

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Miller 2.0

What is missing from this are the facts and figures? Is there actually evidence to support the argument that 'dependency culture' exists?

Plus, bearing in mind the current flood of applications for jobs in McDonalds, isn't dependency on benefit a natural by-product of an under-providing employment market?

Concerned abour worklessness

The evidence of a dependency culture is clear- even in 2007, after 15 years of economic growth and generally low unemployment, worklessness in some parts of our inner cities remained stubbornly high. It simply wasn't down to a lack of jobs, it was because people lived in a culture where people didn't expect to work.

Obviously the situation with unemployment is now different, with people who want to work finding it impossible to find a job. These people are in a different category to the millions who have been languishing on incapacity benefit or jobseekers' allowance over the past 15 years.

Stan Rosenthal

There's a very simple answer to the question of individual responsibilty in politics. Give people every chance to be responsible but if they choose not to be come down hard on them.

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