According to RT Yahoos Home Page a Minister’s Angry, clicking on the link leads to a Sky News Headline screaming “Benefits Rise ‘Almost Double Salary Increase” . So Ian Duncan Smith is Angry, well guess what I’m fucking LIVID.
I’m sick to my stomach of reading these fictitious, bogus, claims from the ConDems about how the the UK is in such a mess,and how this is actually the fault of Chronically Sick & Disabled, Jobless, Homeless, Low Paid, Single Mothers or generally Poor People!
Sky News declare “Out-of-work benefits have increased in value by 20% since 2007, compared to a rise of 12% in private sector pay. Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said the increases had cost the taxpayer £6.3bn since the start of the recession in 2008.” I do not believe this for a moment and Labour figures show “JSA had risen by 32% since 2002/3 while average earnings rose 36% over that time.” However surely the argument here ought to be about the FACT that Salaries have been CUT since the Coalition took over; when people earn a living wage they pay Income Tax & NI accordingly and they also have money they Spend. This is basic Mathematics! For a good analysis of this take a look at http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/01/memo-duncan-smith-low-wages-are-not-argument-cutting-benefits
IDS also claimed this week in The Telegraph “Tax Credit Payments rose by some 58% ahead of 2005 general election and in the two years prior to the 2010 election, spending increased by about 20%”. Yet Channel 4 Fact Check proved this increase was in reality only 8%, http://blogs.channel4.com/factcheck/factcheck-ids-tax-credit-claims-discredited/12160.
If I had made such basic errors at work I would expected to be sacked, or at the very least given a warning, but no, IDS seems to have made a career from lying even down to the well covered blatant untruths on his CV; want to see more about this try, http://mikesivier.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/monster-of-2012-starts-the-new-year-as-he-means-to-go-on/.
These examples have been taken from the past 3 days, and anyone forced into claiming benefits, or who knows someone who does will be well aware of many many other times the IDS has attacked claimants with false statistics and rhetoric. All of which makes me wonder whether Mr Smith is actually suffering from mythomania, “a psychological condition which leads the person to distort reality, and which, in the majority of cases, is found in people with low self-esteem who seek attention from others” ? http://www.theprisma.co.uk/2012/01/31/mythomania-when-lying-is-more-than-just-a-habit. I really don’t like saying this it seems I’m making excuses for His behaviour, but, if He isn’t this means the Iain Duncan Smith is possibly one of the most vile beings I’ve ever known about!?
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