I would go further and say these are not myths but deliberate lies and distortions being put out by this Tory led Government to justify ideological attacks on the most vulnerable.
Not only on the chronically sick and the unemployed but mostly the working poor who depend upon the state to top up their employer poverty wages.
Actual benefit fraudsters should be dealt with harshly as they are thieves and criminals. However, so should the many City and business thieves who in practise steal far more from the public purse, yet rarely end up facing the justice at the Criminal Courts they deserve.
UPDATE: Check out Channel 4 FactCheck here on more Tory welfare porkies.