Tuesday, March 24, 2009

GREAT MOMENTS in welfare state:
Antonio Lupiáñez is a blind man who lives in Barcelona, and who says he is angry at the help he has been granted under the Dependency Law, that help being 1 cent per month. His 71 year old wife, Tiscar, who has just had a hip operation, had the job of reading him the letter from the Institut Català d’Assisténcia, and described the amount as ‘shameful’.

The money is justified in the letter as she is not a professional helper, but also granted her back pay from when the application was made, a grand total of 18 cents.