WORDS FAIL ME!
A lack of understanding of the harsh realities of the so-called safety net of social security is not confined to those who are privileged enough to never have had to make use of it. Even those who have depended on social security of some form in the past are often not aware of just how much things have changed for the worse.
This is why the myth persists of people lazing around on the dole picking up vast cheques every fortnight. In reality benefits have shrunk far faster than even the lowest wages over the years and now barely pay for a subsistence lifestyle. Far from sitting…
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