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AOL: Falling support for benefits is based on a delusion

It's easy to be angry at benefit claimants.

"Benefits cheat given £135k!" "Single mother of six given mansion!" "Ten-strong Somali family on benefits live in a £2m council home!" Those are all stories that have appeared in the press - and we simply lap them up.

It's so easy to be angry about the 'feckless fathers' of 16 living in deliberate joblessness on 'Shameless' estates. The single mothers having babies each year and demanding bigger council houses. The immigrants who've never contributed to the economy but are given mansions.

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