Unemployment has doubled in Maidstone in the past 12 months so what does David Cameron propose? To take 500,000 people off of disability benefit and make them unemployed. This will not create more jobs, will not tackle unemployment and will not address the reason these people were on disability benefit.
Simply increasing unemployment from 2.47 million (Sept 09) to 2.97 million will benefit no-one. There are three good steps that government can take to increase employment.
Firstly, create jobs that society needs. This requires money to be pumped into the economy - not by making cuts.
Then tackle the built-in benefits trap by introducing citizen's income. Allow people to live on CI without shame if they want to, allow people to feel good about contributing to society in other ways such as volunteering or caring.
Finally, tackle the barriers to employment that society calls disability.