I don't understand the constant hating in this country, on anyone who has done well for themselves or has money. It is like we are all meant to hate anyone who has money! Like it is a bad thing! I completely agree that people who have true disabilities or temporary issues should get more help, but when a couple claiming all benefits gets £15,000 or £23,000 for a couple, and people are telling me they are struggling needing food banks, etc. I am afraid I am not as sympathetic as I could be! I know people on benefits and people with money. I have been poor and I have been very comfortable. I think there is a lot of "woe is me" these days, rather than people actually trying to improve their lot. If I suggest that they have less takeaways, eat cheap, less sweets, ditch the car, ditch the Sky, I get abuse. I only have money because I lived on next to nothing, worked 3 jobs etc. I am not complaining, many many people do the same.
But when people say they cannot live on £50 a week for food, or cannot afford £50 a month on Sky, I just don't get it. To me, being poor means either having no food, losing drastic amounts of weight, and/or having no roof over your head.
I know the official term of poor is 'relative to others', but from what I see all the time, all around me, there are far too many people who don't want to work and are milking the system.
People bringing kids into the world, who cannot afford them. I am not saying you have to be rich to have kids, far from it. My own family were poor, but the difference is they saved like crazy to get some money behind them and planned ahead as to how they could afford a child.
I get sick of people blaming everyone else. All those unemployed but fit people get out there and volunteer! Go help the NHS! Go help out others who are poor. It seems like community has disappeared - used to be that families would help each other out, and neighbours, but these days people would rather just claim every bit of money from the government they can and then complain about the government.