The comments come in the latest report from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), the madcap Christian dominated think tank that came up with Universal Credit. The CSJ praises George Osborne’s drive for full employment (stop laughing) but points out that this does not mean everyone should have a job, but that employment levels remain at a level which does not cause inflation.
The problem for the CSJ, and George Osborne, is that if work was in plentiful supply then the bastards would have to pay us properly. That is why real full employment is neither feasible nor desirable to the people who profit from our work. Capitalism cannot function without unemployment but still unemployed people are not just blamed for this situation, but endlessly punished with workfare and benefit sanctions.
The CSJ’s astonishing admission comes alongside proposals to send young people on workfare from the moment they leave education as well as recommendations to provide lucrative new payment regimes for welfare-to-work companies to run unpaid work schemes. The Centre for Social Justice is known to have received funding from these companies. And that just about sums these scum up. They can’t fix unemployment and they don’t want to, they just want to make a profit from it.
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