Thursday, August 24, 2006

NCW report

The National Council of Welfare has released a report showing how significantly welfare rates have decreased over recent decades. That is particlarly pronounced when inflation is taken into account.

It is astounding that a sane society can treat the poorest of it's citiziens like this, in some cases denying them their right to the basic necessities of life as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

I'm with Gandhi. Poverty is the worst form of violence.