Poll: should benefits be stopped for people with addiction, alcoholism or obesity?

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Tories now want to cut benefits for people with so called self-inflicted barriers to employment - are they right to do so?

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31st July 2015 by Graham Martin 10 Comments

Should benefits be stopped for people struggling with addiction, alcoholism or obesity?

Poll results (total votes: 168)

Should benefits be stopped for people struggling with addiction, alcoholism or obesity?
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
44
Ratio:
26.19%
Answer:
No
Votes:
124
Ratio:
73.81%

The Tories announced this week that people struggling from addictions, alcoholism and obesity could have their benefits stopped.

A consultation paper ordered by work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith is to look at how people with so called self-inflicted barriers to employment can be coaxed into work.

One proposal would be to halt their benefits if they refused to get treatment for their condition or addiction.

The consultation was originally limited to obese people when it was first announced last February, but is being expanded to include the cost of drug dependency and alcoholism to society and taxpayers.

We’re asking what you think about this: is this really the way to help people back into work, or is it another Tory attack on the vulnerable.

Should benefits be stopped for people struggling with addiction, alcoholism or obesity?

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as responsible people, we have to know why to work with and for people, and must be consistent, reliable, motivator, encourager, and must also be creative with a strong vision of future. not be a self-minded person, and also not a yes man, but a good listener, and a decision maker.

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