Mudcat Café message #1033597 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #63553   Message #1033597
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
11-Oct-03 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
Subject: RE: BS: Benefits/Welfare.
It's possible to provide support for people in hard times in ways that are not helpful, and can give rise to other problems, that's true enough. That's been done often enough - the workhouse system was a clear historical example.

So when people call for changes in the way things are done, that doesn't necessarily imply that the people calling for the changes are mean or uncaring.   What does imply that is when it becomes clear that a central motive in this is a desire to take money away from the poor and let it stay with the comfortably off.

Hatred of the rich? It seems to me that, in the system that has been described here and elsewhere, a key element is hatred of the poor.