Over on Diary of a Benefit Scrounger I found this interesting post, which I am crossposting and reformatting to make easier to read:
For some #DLA isn't extra money. #DLA is the lifesaver that makes life worth living,things most people take for granted.Protect #DLA
This is the support, trust and respect that parents of those with disabilities deserve. Because we can never forget what an amazing job they do. Just consider what it would mean if the army of parents and carers in this country gave up, packed up, said they couldn't cope any more. The financial cost of looking after those children would be immense" .....
"David Cameron and Mr Osborne sought to kill off Labour claims that they would slash public services by pledging to match the (Labour) Government's (spending) plans during the first two years of a Conservative government. The pledge ran until 2010/11, Daily Mail, Feb 08"
I really loathe this government.
The #projv project on twitter has been throwing up some enlightening stories:
digitalkatie : we get top level #dla but Gov plan to reduce claims by 20% tho it'll cost 2x current level of fraud! http://bit.ly/fAXdw1
queerpup : I'll swap my DLA + pain + brain-fuzz with someone that has the ability to work 5 days a week
digitalkatie : Getting toddler wheelchair gloves for @digitallouis (paid for by DLA) They cost more than wool mittens.... DLA is important!
Bliss - have a lovely soothing wheat bag to shove on my hip. Guess what I paid for it with?
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."
mnicsleepteachrI gave up my #DLA when I could earn; it was my lifeline when I couldn't. I weep at the loss of dignity if it goes
my partner works 17hrs p/w cares4me the rest of the time unpaid.apparently 17hrs is sufficient for2people to live on
I 4got #DLA + #ESA disability premiums also fund internet access without which I'd have no social contact whatsoever
That's great you both have one another, I'd be lost without my fiance. DLA means I can walk down the aisle
@BrokenOfBritain #ProjV #DLA + #ESA disability premiums enable me 2 eat, exercise, read, sleep & leave my house.