So, we have a new Work and Pensions secretary, Damian Green. I hope he reads this before he starts; it appeared on my Facebook feed this morning
“Another privileged asshole that doesn’t understand poor income no income nor has a single clue how people and children with disabilities need money for cars, gardeners, painter, decorator, shoppers, special beds, sofa or other equipment. This is how this government causes more mental health break downs, due to the bullying of the disabled from the DWP and Atos, Maximus etc. People struggling with disabilities, isolated, no partner no kids no friends and they still insist we’re fit for work when we can’t even clean the bloody house or go shopping due chronic pain.
I so want walk with him one day hitting him with a cricket bat on the knee back neck and ankles every few seconds, maybe then he get it. Or make him sit in a wheel chair and use buses or use buildings. Now try it with walking stick. Oh wait, you won’t get it, you’ve still not got the pain level of each step. Oh, I so want him to feel frustrated at the little things being hard or constantly hurting; toes, fingers, arms, wrists. With falls and trying to get round stuff.
Oh, yes, I would love him to live disabled for a bit before he says take away my sickness benefits then live on unemployment benefits. Let’s hear him being told it’s his fault, yet he can’t get any job offer as he is mentally ill and not trained nor educated. There’s no jobs.
Many who are sick are now stuck on £70 a week but can’t work due chronic pain etc. Once bills are paid, gas £20 electric £20 water £10 TV £5 per week, there’s enough left to eat for a day.
Make him do it to understand it.