My wife has been disabled for 18 years and I have severe emphysema and Increasingly when we go out you can see people giving us dirty looks and thinking are they scroungers ?.
I was an engineer until I lost my job due to ill health, I am not claiming any benefits myself but my wife gets dla we would both love to have the freedom of choice and the life we could have from working if we were able.
we have a miserable subsistence level existence with little to look forward to except a slow and painful death.
This governments rhetoric regarding benefits, and it's vilification of the sick and disabled is making life not worth living, Adult social care is no longer concerned with helping people and is preoccupied with their ever decreasing budgets.
We paid our dues and worked for as long as we were able, we did not ask to be sick, I think that there are too many similarities between the disabled in England in 2015 and the Jewish people in 1930's Germany those poor people must have felt much as we do blamed for all the problems and unable to do anything about it.
The vilification of a sub group in society is an old political tool, Hitler blamed the Jews thatcher blamed the Unions and Cameron blames the Sick the Disabled and the Unemployed .
This government stirs up bigotry and resentment internally and now against immigrants and refugees and all the time we are distracted by this THEY ARE ROBBING US BLIND!, Running every social service into the ground taking away all the funding for Police, Housing, Health,schools , Youth services,defense coastguards, all the while giving tax breaks to the wealthy.
In the end England Will become such a miserable place to live that no one will want to come here and most of our best minds will leave. How will the NHS survive when all the doctors have gone abroad what happens to our future when all our best scientists and engineers have left ?
The purpose of Government is to create a good place to live and bring up children not simply to make the books balance , WE are a Country not a Company when this Government is finished it will take a generation to rebuild the infrastructure. When are people going to wake up and see whats happening.
Sorry if my rant has offended antbody but I really needed to say something.