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Thread #157421 Message #3718174
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
22-Jun-15 - 05:47 AM
Thread Name: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
Subject: RE: BS: Unfit for SCOTUS
What economic stats are like in each separate country is different from the more general point made at the start of this thread which was about individual beliefs so not a good comparison! However saying that I would have no qualms about people from other countries asking how things were in the UK! What does it matter? Especially when you can clear things up and put it right. As a point of fact the nurse is talking rubbish. If we are going to count children under 16 as not being benefit scroungers and retired people no longer in the work force who have already contributed all their lives as not being benefit scroungers then for England the figures are 73.4% of the population between the ages of 16 and 64 are in employment. That is 3 out of 4 people in that age group. Among those from that age group not in employment you can count school kids studying at higher level (ie 16, 17 and 18 year olds) plus university and college students as well as mothers who have decided not to return to work. Again tax payers don't pay for everyone who doesn't work. The unemployment rate is just 5.5%!