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    GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    Hyper-Deactive wrote:
    OSPREYSAINT wrote:
    GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
    Sanctioning people for 13 weeks, putting people on silly courses (so classed as in education) or making them work voluntary does not reduce unemployment it's called fudging figures!
    Keeps 'em off the streets though.
    why would you assume that all unemployed people walk the streets every day ?
    Why do you assume that I assume that, actually I don't, well not all of them are, some would be out looking for work perhaps, others are too lazy to do so. I know nothing of the courses mentioned, is there no educational value in them, care to enlighten me on how they work and how they affect the unemployment figures and how they are funded.
    I personally know a 57 year old woman who is currently on a maths course yes maths at 57. If you can not do maths at 57 then there is just no hope. She was told that she had to attend this course or her benefits would stop. She gets a bus pass (paid for by the jobcentre) which she actually uses for doing her shopping and other things that she needs to do. As a course incentive she will actually receive a £40 food voucher when she completes this course. To sum up free bus pass, food voucher, cost of the course (£200 £300 at a guess check college rates) and still gets her benefits all paid for by the tax payer. While she is on this course she is classed as in education NOT UNEMPLOYED, when she completes that course English will be next. That is how they say unemployment is down. Sorry no it isn't Mr Cameron you are fudging the figures at the tax payers expense.
    That's truly astonishing, but what do you offer as an alternative for this person and her like? You would prefer her to be inactive and an important statistic in a political argument? If nothing else this education seems better than nothing and it could be beneficial."
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