U.K.'s Prime Minister Wants Benefits Cut For Addicts, Obese
David Cameron and his conservative government want far less money going to drug and alcohol addicts who don't seek treatment.By Jasmine Bailey | February 14, 2015
The United Kingdom's prime minister has made a bold proposal to cut unemployment benefits. David Cameron says far too many benefits go to addicts and obese people who neither work nor receive treatment.
In a statement Cameron says, "It is not fair to ask hardworking taxpayers to fund the benefits of people who refuse to accept the support and treatment that could help them get back to a life of work."
BBC reports, "There are almost 100,000 people suffering from drug or alcohol addiction or obesity who are claiming sickness benefits of about 100 pounds a week. Although they face regular assessments ...there's no requirement for them to undertake treatment."