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    Former MSE Lawrence
    'Should we starve the jobless back to work?' poll discussion
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    • 26th Apr 10, 12:05 PM
    'Should we starve the jobless back to work?' poll discussion 26th Apr 10 at 12:05 PM
    Poll between 26 April - 4 May 2010:

    Should we starve the jobless back to work?

    Lord Jones, former head of business institute the CBI (and for a while an independent Labour minister), recently said we should ‘starve the jobless back to work’ by making benefits not pay in a discussion about the young unemployed.

    Yet others say that’s both against human rights, and if there aren’t the jobs we'll simply see more crime if benefits are cut.

    What would you say is roughly the right benefit to give an able single person seeking work? We'll assume rent is 50/week to reduce regional variance.

    (Vote based on the overall level of benefit for all payments including rent/mortgage and living)

    A. Nothing. 12% (2282 votes)
    B. 25/week (1,250/year). 7% (1365 votes)
    C. 50/week (2,500/year). 12% (2263 votes)
    D. 75/week (3,750/year). 26% (4892 votes)
    E. 100/week (5,000/year). 28% (5237 votes)
    F. 150/week (7,500/year). 10% (1903 votes)
    G. 200/week (10,000/year). 3% (506 votes)
    H. 300/week (15,000/year). 1% (145 votes)
    I. The same as average full-time earnings - c. 25,000/year. 1% (243 votes)

    Voting has now closed, but you can still click 'post reply' to discuss below. Thanks

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    Last edited by Former MSE Wendy; 04-05-2010 at 4:18 PM.
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