Benefits should not be lifestyle choice for lazy
Published 26/01/2012 | 08:00
On the news I heard a young single mother living on benefits complain: "Why should I be made to give up a good standard of living?" Perhaps she - and those who feel they have the right to live off the state - should remember that the benefits system is a safety-net that prevents them from falling too low. It is not a bouncy castle from which they can rebound to a level of affluence they happen to consider their 'right'.