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From Universal Credit to Job Guarantee
Neil Wilson

Here in Australia they’ve been trying to push similar wait periods through of up to a month I believe if under 25. Thankfully the senate has stopped them.

What is the right wing ideology for this policy? To make people desperate? I know people on benefits for various reasons and all these policies result in are people getting into debt for payday lenders, borrowing from family or friends or simply they can’t eat or pay bills.

It’s really bad policy but seems to keep enough people angry at those who aren’t working – ignoring the fact there’s at least 5 people (up to 20 depending on who measures it) for each job available. Politicians jobs are created by government yet people believe the government can’t create jobs?

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