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    Written by 21 year old female

    I got this on email. She has quite an interesting viewpoint, but could it work in South Africa?

    If this girl were on the ballot I bet most of us would vote for her and be thrilled to do so. The apathy with which many view our next opportunity to this privilege of democracy is that there is not a "neither of the above" to select.
    "The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living"

    This was written by a 21 yr old female who gets it. It's her future she's worried about and this is how she feels about the social welfare system that she's being forced to live in! These solutions are just common sense in her opinion.

    Put me in charge . . ..

    Put me in charge of benefit payments. I'd get rid of cash payments and provide vouchers for 50kg bags of rice and beans, blocks of cheese, basic sanitary items and all the powdered milk you can use.
    If you want steak, burgers, takeaway and junk food, then get a job.

    Put me in charge of the NHS. The first thing I'd do is to get women to have birth control implants.
    Then, we'll test recipients for drugs, alcohol, and nicotine. If you want to reproduce, use drugs, drink alcohol or smoke, then get a job.

    Put me in charge of local authority housing. Ever live in military barracks?
    You will maintain our property in a clean and good state of repair.
    Your "home" will be subject to inspections anytime and possessions will be inventoried.
    If you want a plasma TV or Xbox 360, then get a job and your own place.

    Put me in charge of compulsory job search. You will either search for employment each week no matter what the job or you will report for community work.
    This may be clearing the roadways and open spaces of rubbish, painting and repairing public housing, whatever we find for you.
    We will sell your 22 inch rims and low profile tires and your dooff dooff stereo and speakers and put that money toward the common good..

    Before you write that I've violated someone's rights, realise that all of the above is voluntary.
    If you want our hard earned cash and housing assistance, accept our rules..
    Before you say that this would be "demeaning" and ruin someones "self esteem," consider that it wasn't that long ago that taking someone else's money for doing absolutely nothing was demeaning and lowered self esteem.

    If we are expected to pay for other people's mistakes we should at least attempt to make them learn from their bad choices. The current system rewards those for continuing to make bad choices.

    AND While you are on benefit income you no longer have the right to VOTE!

    For you to vote would be a conflict of interest..... If you want to vote, then get a job.

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    Tell it to the poeple.....

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    Problem lies with getting the job!!

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    One of the reasons I was very happy to get out of the UK, as I've said on this forum many times.

    But SA is not even close: the amount of money and the recipients are very different - you cannot even compare the two systems.

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    She has my vote, unfortunately there are too more people who wouldnt agree, so they would just vote her out and rather enjoy the free food and bus trip to voting stations.

    Watching 3 rd degree the other night made me realise that we have a serious problem in this country. The tik saleman openly admitted on TV that because the government cannot provide him with a job, it has forced him to become a tik saleman (entrepreneur), creating his own employment and employment for runners. Would he be regarded as an entrepreneur?

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    Well, it starts with unnecessary imports;

    If I buy from China, its only me and the agent. Nobody else benefits.

    If I manufacture here, I create jobs, even as little as 5 or 10. And we spread the wealth.

    The 15 people we employ pay their taxes, and spend their money in the local shops. We buy our raw material and components from local businesses who also employ people. Our materials are transported by truck which gives at least one driver a job. Our products are tested in a lab which provides another 5 jobs. The products are transported to the customers and again jobs are created.

    All these people pay taxes (hopefully) that keeps our infrastructure going (and feeds the gravy train). If we did not create jobs, we would be paying even more tax to fund the social grants for the unemployed. Sadly, people do desperate things when they feel that there is no hope. We as able South African have to provide that hope.
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