I can include the working poor in my statement Nonny. Indeed, some of those you despise for claiming benefit have indeed worked all of their lives. Others that you despise for claiming benefit are indeed working currently.
The poor did not create the economic crisis engulfing the world - they did not take the unsustainable slice of wealth for themselves - yet it is they who are being asked to shoulder the majority burden to replace that wealth.
What I can not understand is those poor, such as those in the circumstances you describe Nonny, who seem to revel in their destitution and want to blame those more destitute for the suffering of all.
Such sickness, being so twisted is the true disgrace for it undermines the very positino of those taking it, condemns them to perpetual poverty and loathing, and simply enables the elite to continue exploiting all for their own ends.
Perhaps, instead of worrying over who's got what and who's not Nonny, instead of some peverted sense of greed and loathing of others, exploring the simple question of what represents a decent standard of living should be what engages you.
Does a State Pension supply that standard? Does a low wage, or indeed an average wage?
I'd say it does not - yet at least I can see that cutting someone elses benefit and demanding workers work for even less is not going to improve the position. Even lemmings do not anecdotally through each other off of cliffs!