The myths around what some call welfare and others call benefits but which were and still are best described as social security are manifold; a situation deliberately fostered by government politicians and the right wing press. Some of those myths were addressed in the Observer this weekend. I unapologetically think many are worth repeating here.
So, this is what the social security budget is spent on:
Now, who are the skivers? Pensioners? Working families? Those who would be on the streets without housing benefit? Those wilfully unemployed by a government that refuses to create work? Or who?
Or is it all just a myth to inflict pain on those already poor?