Monday, June 13, 2016
I often wonder about the militant tax-payers who resent those dependent on state benefits. Never mind the dubious arithmetic, the cherry-picked statistics and the sheer inhumanity that seems to fire them up. There's the insults implicit. Before I am thrown in a paupers jail, I'd like to ask, firstly, do they really think that people like me choose to live such a restricted and diminished life? Secondly, do they reallt believe that this is some kind of cushy lifestyle choice? Thirdly, and leading on from this point, could they perhaps stop projecting their own low aspirations on to me? Ta.