Fat bastards could lose benefits in UK, what a great policy

David Cameron says UK taxpayers shouldn’t have to??fund the benefits? of fatties?or drug and alcohol addicts who refuse treatment?that could help them get back into employment.

Obese people could have their benefits stripped if they refuse treatment in a bid to ensure they can lead a ?fulfilling life?, David Cameron has said.

A Conservative government will attempt to ensure that tens of thousands of people who claim welfare on the grounds of obesity, drug or alcohol addiction are ?incentivised? to go back to work, the Prime Minister said.

Mr Cameron said that taxpayers should no longer ?fund the benefits? of people who refuse to accept the treatment that could help them get back into employment.

He has asked Professor Dame Carol Black, a senior Government adviser of health, to conduct a review into how best to get people with treatable conditions back into work.

The review will focus on how to incentivise the people to get back to work and consider whether their benefits should be stopped if they refuse treatment.

Currently, almost 100,000 people are claiming sickness benefits because they say they are suffering from conditions such as drug or alcohol addiction, or obesity.

However, there is no requirement for such people to undertake treatment, meaning it is possible to claim without making efforts at recovery.

Of the 2.5 million claiming sickness benefits, around 1.5 million have been claiming for more than 5 years.?

Mr Cameron said: ?Too many people are stuck on sickness benefits because of issues that could be addressed but instead are not.

?Some have drug or alcohol problems, but refuse treatment. In other cases people have problems with their weight that could be addressed, but instead a life on benefits rather than work becomes the choice.

?It is not fair to ask hardworking taxpayers to fund the benefits of people who refuse to accept the support and treatment that could help them get back to a life of work.?

The first step would be to bring in a Fat Bastards Tax.

The Prime Minister added: ?The next Conservative Government is determined to make sure that the hardest to help get the support they need to get them back to a fulfilling life.

?That is why I have asked Professor Dame Carol Black to undertake a rapid review in to how best to support those suffering from long-term yet treatable conditions back in to work.

?In particular, I have asked her to consider whether people should face the threat of a reduction in benefits if they refuse to engage with a recommended treatment plan – it is vital that people who would benefit from treatment get the medical help they need.?

They should get off their arses, and get moving, that is how you lose weight…I should know.

We need this sort of thinking here in our welfare system.

 

– The Telegraph

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