In the UK there's recently been a case reach the sentencing stage for two parents who killed their children in an arson attack on their own home which has been linked by conservative politicians to the lifestyle the parents were leading as benefit dependents, the link is one that I think many conservatives would make and do make routinely in many less dramatic cases believing that benefits "breed" this sort of behaviour, that said there's been other conservatives who have criticised the linking of benefits and behaviour in this way, suggesting that while the availability of benefits may be responsible for so much in the way of becoming "work shy" or corrupt it is unlikely to lead to people killing their own children, that its an absurd leap to make.
What's your view about this? Was it right to comment as this politician did? Or was it a cynical ploy? Perhaps not a cynical ploy but foolish overstatement?