Why “Scroungers” Rhetoric is BS

Just has to share this photo that came up in my FB feed:

Salma Yaqoob whips IDS arse on scroungers

Salma Yaqoob confronts Iain Duncan Smith on “austerity”, on BBC’s Question Time, 12th June 2014

Transcript:

“There are 13 million people in this country who are now below the poverty line, 1 million people in one of the richest countries in the world now face the very real indignity of relying on food banks… These are very real issues and it’s been done in the name of “austerity” and we’ve had this drive of people being called scrouongers but actually hald the people on benefits are pensioners… and 50% of people claiming benefits are in work because the wages are not paying enough; and yet I’m sitting next to Iain Duncan Smith who quite happily labels the poor people as “scroungers” when [he] claims £39 just for a breakfast like you can’t afford your own breakfast. When you live on your wife’s estate and have taken £1.5m of tax payers’ money, that’s what I call scrounging. That’s what I call shirking.” Salma Yaqoob.

Food for thought.

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