What is wrong with encouraging people who don’t need a benefit to find a job?
That doesn’t mean that those who are in genuine need of state assistance shouldn’t get it, and get it long term if necessary.
It just means that those who no longer need it should be encouraged towards independence.
But if people on the DPB and sickness or invalids benefits will be expected to stand on their own feet so too must others.
Turning middle and upper income earners into beneficiaries as Working for Families does was never a good idea.
Continuing to give people in want money from the public purse when people in need are being encouraged to look after themselves can not be justified.