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Freedom of Information request about JSA


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I hope I get a proper response with actual figures, but I doubt I will. Energy bills and train fares and food and everything else rise every single DAY, yet benefits are maliciously 'capped', making sure that poor people have to scrape around just to eat. Or have to make a choice between eating and having electricity.

What's even worse is that this government know they can get away with it; they know that few people care about any policy passed until it directly affects them.

I regularly post stories on social networks about the numerous disgusting ways that this government are destroying people's lives and ensuring an unequal society for decades to come, yet no-one comments on or shares these stories.. until today when I posted a story about the secret proposals to privatise old student loan debts from the last 15 years - retrospectively changing the rules for someone to make an insane amount of profit.

So many people have shared this particular story, because it affects them directly.

This makes me despair and reminds me of the saying of a man in Nazi Germany who said,

"First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out--
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me--and there was no one left to speak for me."

This might seem extreme in this context, but it's unbelievable how few people care about the way that disabled people have been treated by this government - humiliated and starved. And the way that people are coerced into hating and mistrusting poor people by the media feeding them lies that "it's their fault - if they just worked harder... etc etc."

The tories have an agenda of protecting the rich and no-one else. Their friends and families all work for massive corporations involved in some of the most despicable practices out. It is their friends and family who benefit from privatising every single thing; from raping every single resource that the world has; stealing from people and taking away their basic human rights, just for profit.

I am glad that this FOI Act exists, but how much longer before they change the law on this too?? That might be the next piece of information I ask for.

And I don't hold out any hopes for getting a proper response.