Thursday, October 24, 2013

Welfare spending: truth, lies and myths

This table shows yet again that contrary to the untruthful right wing media in this country the biggest single element of welfare spending in this country by far (46%) is spent on the state pension not the unemployed or sick.

This does not mean that all welfare spending is spent wisely and that we do need to keep a careful eye on all expenditure but we need to challenge the nonsense out there about who really benefits from our welfare state.

Hat tip Chart to Ravi Subramanian, UNISON West Midlands Regional Secretary who sourced the stats from this report.

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