Why should the weak suffer for the mistakes of the strong?
The most needy in our society are targeted as a demogarphic of people who not only need the most help, but can offer the least resitance to the cuts proposed.
The current cuts to the Disability Living allowance and incapacity benefit have recently emerged from the ConDems. Plans to cut the DLA mobility allowance for those in residential care is in my opinion, highly wrong especially when you consider the reason for these cuts, which is of course the recession which the banks are of course the main culprats( – spelling mistake intended) of creating the current economic downfall.
The disabled take a 20% cut in benefits and those in residential care are set to loose the mobility component of their DLA – while the Banks still get their Bonus’
In a civilised society the strongest have a moral obligation to protect the weakest and the new Condem plans make a mockery of this. They erode at this most basic of principles.
Remember the very basic benefits given to the disabled, such as the mobility component of the DLA is designed to help people get about and live more meaningful lives. To take this away from severely disabled people can dramatically reduce their quality of life, the bankers earn thousands and thousands of pounds, i ask do they really NEED their bonus’ the way in which a severely disabled person needs their electric wheelchair? – because this is exactly what the new proposals will do, take away the electric wheelchair’s that some people get fromt he mobility componant of some in care homes to the most needy in our society.
Im all for getting the disabled working, there are a lot of jobs that disabled people can contribute well in and be active members of society. but severely disabled people simply need this money to stand a chance of living a decent quality of life. After all has life not delt them and their families enough to deal with?
this amouts to nothing more then Discrimination.