I am one of those people that everyone loves to hate. A middle class pinko, a champagne socialist, a supporter of basic income. Yet I also believe in rewarding the talented, the hard workers, the entrepreneurs who take the risks, but without dismantling the safety net that should give everyone the chance to live a worthwhile life, no matter what happens to them and their loved ones.
I'm also a carer, but I don't fit the public's image of what a carer should be like, so there's no group or party that represents me, or seems to care about the interests of my children. All we want now is a bit of support and the chance to live our lives quietly and free of fear. Fear of the future and what the Government will do next.
I look across the pond and am terrified by what is happening in the UK where the working poor are encouraged to blame those on welfare for the taxes they have to pay, and the unemployed to blame immigrants for taking all the jobs. Meanwhile welfare is cut to the bone and people are dying as a result. Will there be revolt?
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