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The government is to spend £2bn on a scheme giving free bicycles to people for whom obesity is an issue. Where will they get this money? Well, the introduction of PIP was intended to save £2bn by removing free cars for the disabled so that should fund it nicely. However, the introduction of PIP has actually cost the government £4bn. So, funding wise, our leaders have spent identical grand sums on taking away cars from disabled and giving away bicycles to obese people. By any financial standards, this is spending incompetence of a very high order. Moreover, one could and should question the ethical and moral nature of the government’s actions – considering that obesity is almost exclusively a self-inflicted medical condition and the mobility/disablement issues for PIP claimants occur almost exclusively because of accident or chronic, unavoidable health conditions.
Personally, these actions make me very, very angry. Almost red-mist territory. However, I have tried to hold back my rage to state the case in a reasonable and acceptable manner. Nevertheless, it seems to me that the government is being more than just incompetent and thoughtless, it seems that it is going out of its way to be intentionally offensive and harmful to the disabled, particularly to those depending on Motability. This is even more disgusting considering that there are ways to lessen the trauma of losing Motability’s service which would be self-funding AND give the government a profit!
Permit me one, small rant: perhaps I could apply for a free bicycle to aid mobility when PIP removes my Motability transport. Oh, I forgot, my mobility issues mean that I cannot even get on to a bicycle let alone pedal the damn thing.