Poverty profiteers Atos have published a whining blogpost asking for people to blame the Government, not them, for the shambolic and cruel assessments for sickness and disability benefits.
The statement comes in advance of a day of action tomorrow which will see protests outside Atos assessment centres throughout the UK. The company, who have made hundreds of millions out of welfare reform, yet still pay no fucking tax, have pleaded: “Atos Healthcare has no control over welfare policy, the design of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA), or the specific eligibility criteria for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).”
Not for the first time, the excuse I was only following orders has been replaced with but I was only trying to make money. It is truly a sign of the times that a company like Atos would even dare attempt this as a justification for their vile activities. There was a time, when war profiteers and others who made money exploiting human misery, were the lowest of the low. Now simply having lots of money in itself is seen as a moral virtue, no matter what you did to get it.
The Work Capability Assessment is making people’s health worse and has led to an increasing number of tragic suicides. Atos cannot simply wash their hands of this by claiming they’re only in it for the money. And neither can their so-called healthcare professionals who are all breaking the fundamental medical principle of ‘first do no harm’.
Atos are fully culpable for their actions and their pitiful whinging should be treated with the contempt it deserves. Their bosses are lucky not to be facing trial along with Iain Duncan Smith and his murderous henchmen at the DWP.
Join the Day of Protest Against Atos tomorrow and show the bastards what you think.
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