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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Iain Duncan Smith says I'm dependent. But my benefits are a lifeline, not a trap

You could say that me and my family are dependent on benefits. In the same way we were dependent on my salary and we are still dependent on my pension and the money my wife earns. Unless we are born rich, we all depend on the money coming in every month. But Iain Duncan Smith uses dependent in a way I reject. Dependency sounds like people are addicted to benefits. If that's the prevailing attitude, then no wonder people who need support feel picked on and ashamed.

Iain Duncan Smith says I'm dependent. But my benefits are a lifeline, not a trap
Pamela is a former accountant, recovering journalist and international cat herder, disabled and chronically sick with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Fibromyalgia and Cervical spondylosis, fluent in three languages; English, Spanish and Rubbish. Mostly writes in the latter. She likes Genealogy, Model Railways and Cats.

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