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While hard-working families across the country are struggling to cope in the current economic climate, one family is profiting from it. And infuriatingly, their lifestyle is totally funded by the taxp… Read More
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
While hard-working families across the country are struggling to cope in the current economic climate, one family is profiting from it. And infuriatingly, their lifestyle is totally funded by the taxpayer.

Just got this story sent to me.... Absolutely shocking to say the least, link in next post.
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8y, 8m agoPosted 8 years, 8 months ago
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#2
thats the uk today im afraid, thats why im sodding off to oz to live !!!!!
#3
bloody marvellous should be shot at birth:x
#4
REXISMYDOG
thats the uk today im afraid, thats why im sodding off to oz to live !!!!!


thanks! leave me to sort everything out. Again.
#5
"As they don’t work, the couple have plenty of time on their hands, so much of it is spent growing their own vegetables and tending to their chickens and geese (one of which will be Christmas dinner) in their 270ft-long garden. They even make their own wine." quote from article


Only one chicken or goose between twelve people!? WTF "what a f*****g liberty!"
#6
Nice if you can pull it off! Good luck to them!
#7
Despite their parents’ unemployment, Michael, 20, Robin, 19, Matthew, 17, Sarah, 16, Samantha, 14, Harry Andrew, 12, Alex, 11, Kristian, nine, Jesse Lee, seven, and Joshua, six, will each unwrap a £100 Nintendo DS games console, as well as several other goodies. The eldest will get £100 in cash too.

“We like to splash out at Christmas and so far we’ve spent around £3,000 on it,” smiles Tracey. “We’ll probably spend more too.”


something seriously wrong there!
#8
maybe everyone should stop working and see what they decided to do about it then
#9
Carer's allowance!!
I will never understand why there are these examples of people living the life of Riley when 'ordinary' people who get ill/redundant/injured have one heck of a time trying to get help or support of any kind at all, let alone financial.
#10
Maybe they they do live off benefits but been on benefits myself looking after 6 children let alone ten and a ill husband who has C.K.D and a disabled mother in law who has M.S. and is totally bedridden, I can see why they are happy!! the government need to make it worth your while working and reducing benefits as when i wanted to find work i got told from the job center it would not be worth working i said what do you mean and they said you would be £100 per week worse off and even more worse off if you have to pay for childcare!! So really its not the people that are on benefit you should be complaining at its Gordon Brown after all if he made it worth while for large families to work there would be a lot less people on benefits even if its extra help to pay for childcare or travel back and forward to work and maybe a little bit housing benefit if you earn less than a certain amount but something does need to be done as more and more stories are coming out like this one and with people seeing it they think why do i work when i can get more if i don't after all it would solve alot of problems that the U.K. has today!!
#11
The system sucks!
#12
But how many of their children could grow into the next multi millionaire employer. How many of todays entrepreneurs were from a benefit income family. JK Rowling was once unemployed.

Two of the children are ill and need care from their parents. A majority of the benefits they are receiving are the same as what working parents on a low income are entitled too: child benefit, tax credits, housing benefit, council tax benefit. The parents will be getting Income Support as a couple which would amount to £94.95 per week unless they are recieving Incapacity Benefit.
#13
diabeticguy
But how many of their children could grow into the next multi millionaire employer. How many of todays entrepreneurs were from a benefit income family. JK Rowling was once unemployed.

Two of the children are ill and need care from their parents. A majority of the benefits they are receiving are the same as what working parents on a low income are entitled too: child benefit, tax credits, housing benefit, council tax benefit. The parents will be getting Income Support as a couple which would amount to £94.95 per week unless they are recieving Incapacity Benefit.


No-one is saying that they are cheating the system, just that the system which gives them £32,656 a year in benefits works very well for some.
Where did you see that the two children are ill?
#14
think this 1 is even more disgusting -

AN AFGHAN family living in a £1.2million taxpayer-funded mansion provoked a storm yesterday by comparing their benefits windfall to winning the lottery.

Mum Toorpakai Saiedi, 35, and her seven children rake in handouts worth £170,000-a-year – including more than £12,000 a month for rent.

Taxpayer groups reacted with fury at the hand-outs.

http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/65319/-1m-council-house-for-Afghan-family
#15
I just get more and more angry when i read stuff like this. I would love to know how they get it.

My hubby lost his job a few years ago but because we owned our own home and paid our own bills the only help we could get was with the council tax. Luckily my nan was in a position to bail us out and as we do not expect other people to continually look after us we were back on the straight and narrow in a month.

If they are unable to get a job then they should do full time community work as they are getting a better than full time wage.
banned#16
£120 a week for a 7 bed house, that rent seems very cheap!
#17
colinsunderland
£120 a week for a 7 bed house, that rent seems very cheap!



i think maybe a 0 has been omitted

the family in ealing THEIR rent is A staggering 12000 a month - absolute craziness and we are paying for it
i know families where kids have to share bedroom - they go to council and get laughed at

my young widowed sister who left a live in job couldnt even get a council house even with a young son

it beggars belief - things have got to change

power to the people and all that - USE YOUR VOTE!!
#18
I'm not going to read the story, but I say it's a disgrace, I don't believe the UK today, benefit scum, dole wallers blah, blah, blah.
#19
sent the afghans home
#20
crossarse
sent the afghans home


I don't think it's fair to label all immigrants as scroungers as I'm sure some do come here for very genuine reasons. and some asylum seekers really do fear for their lives but the government is too much of a soft touch and needs to tighten up and buck up!
#21
bellabonkers
I don't think it's fair to label all immigrants as scroungers as I'm sure some do come here for very genuine reasons. and some asylum seekers really do fear for their lives but the government is too much of a soft touch and needs to tighten up and buck up!


i go into a supermarket other day and a girl who must have been about 4-5 was translating for her mum who couldnt speak english....absolute disgrace, there isnt even a solution for that.....if she went to classes to learn english id b paying for them.
banned#22
acecatcher3
i go into a supermarket other day and a girl who must have been about 4-5 was translating for her mum who couldnt speak english....absolute disgrace, there isnt even a solution for that.....if she went to classes to learn english id b paying for them.


Maybe you should take some too.
How do you know she wasn't on holiday?
Do you think all the Brits who emigrate are fluent in the language too?
#23
colinsunderland
Maybe you should take some too.
How do you know she wasn't on holiday?
Do you think all the Brits who emigrate are fluent in the language too?


rofl at english lessons

1) A* gcse English

A English and literature A level

u dont need to write complete sentences with correct grammer on a website like this, if u feel u need to...go ahead. (im sure my qualifications in terms of english outshine yours :thumbsup:)

2) her daughter was in a local school uniform/ no1 in their right mind would go on holiday and visit my area.

3) if british ppl move to a foreign country and dont know the language, or dont make any effort to learn the language, they should be removed. This lady couldnt speak any english, clearly has nothing to offer our country and is most probably on benefits. Its a disgrace, these ppl come to our country and they are welcomed with open arms and are supported financially, when in most cases they shouldnt be.
#24
Not even gonna go there, this subject has been done to death and won't ever get sorted, its disgusting that this happens and the fact they seem to be proud of it.
#25
colinsunderland
Maybe you should take some too.
How do you know she wasn't on holiday?
Do you think all the Brits who emigrate are fluent in the language too?


You always post the most thoughtless questions and points then you wonder why you get gunned down so badly and have once again. :roll:
#26
this makes me so......o mad!
when my partner and i work our socks off and can't even afford to rent privertly let alone get a morgage, and are stuck in a ****** hostle, with no help from anyone. all i want is a bedroom for my daughter. SUCKSSSSSSSSSS
#27
Alfonse
You always post the most thoughtless questions and points then you wonder why you get gunned down so badly and have once again. :roll:


lol i love u alfonse. :-D
1 Like #28
I wish I hadn't read this as it has put me in a bad mood for the day instantly, so bloody wrong and it seems there is nothing us tax payers can do about it :x
#29
I believe even benefit hand outs should be earned.If we the tax payers are keeping them. I have always maintained the opinion that people should be made to do some hrs work. Eg 10 hrs working in a charity shop each week to EARN there benefit. This would not only contibute back to society BUT keep them in the work place for experience. There is nothing stopping, eg, in this situation the mum going out to earn the benefit she receives. I reckon some charity shop work! I know this isnt viable in all benefit claims but in alot, surely!
[mod]#30
Shouldn't be allowed.....but saying that........£34,000 a year is not a lot to live on. Even more so with 10 kids.
#31
remember thats AFTER housing benefit...
equiv to our mortgages...
#32
pcnutta
I believe even benefit hand outs should be earned.If we the tax payers are keeping them. I have always maintained the opinion that people should be made to do some hrs work. Eg 10 hrs working in a charity shop each week to EARN there benefit. This would not only contibute back to society BUT keep them in the work place for experience. There is nothing stopping, eg, in this situation the mum going out to earn the benefit she receives. I reckon some charity shop work! I know this isnt viable in all benefit claims but in alot, surely!


I AGREE HUN, If my partner left me, i would have to give up my job because i wouldn't be able to pay the hostle bills, but i would be more than happy to get a little part time job while my little one is at pre school, some people are just lazy, i have always been a hard worker and believed in earning my money
#33
charlie2
I AGREE HUN, If my partner left me, i would have to give up my job because i wouldn't be able to pay the hostle bills, but i would be more than happy to get a little part time job while my little one is at pre school, some people are just lazy, i have always been a hard worker and believed in earning my money


Good one,

There was a short time when my ex and me split when i HAD to claim benefits as a stop gap, although i am very active in charity work so that is what i did for those few months a was claiming. It kept my confidence up and gave me self worth as well as contributing back into the community. I believe benefits ARE needed but not to be abused.
#34
I thought this thread was gonna be about how great the 'credit crunch' is..... that's if you've got loads of dough and you literally own everything you have.

Things are gonna become nice and cheap for those smart people with generous life savings.
#35
its a cruel world we live in
even my brother makes me mad..... i have been on the housing list for 4yrs now and it was only a year ago i got this hostle, and that was only because my mum kicked me out to help me out, bearing in mind there was 8 of us living in a very small 3 bedroom house. and both my yougest brother and i had children but they moved my "single" brother first as he has a disability. but it's not much of one, he can walk talk and use his hands and in my opion more than able to work but doesn't.
banned#36
colinsunderland;3242388
Maybe you should take some too.
How do you know she wasn't on holiday?
Do you think all the Brits who emigrate are fluent in the language too?



looooooooool


HOLIDAY???


In Harrow?????


your holidays must be AWESOME :whistling:




Have to say that people who come here to live should learn the language or be kicked out...we moved there we would have too...we would want too, but its a disgrace they can come here and expect everything to be there way.

If we moved to their country we would have to adapt to their klifestyle...yet they come here and expect us to adapt to their lifestyle?!?!

TOTALLY WRONG


My Grandad was Ukranian and was stationed here during the war, they were given the chance to stay and help rebuild if they wanted to due to the devastation in their own country with many people families being wiped out...

yet they werent allowed to leave the barracks until they coulod speak fluent English and even then were under strict orders to only speak their native tongue in the privacy of their own homes or wherever their were no English people as it was seen as a sign of disrespect and would not be tolerated...

amazing how badly things have gone in what is really a very short time
1 Like #37
It's a shame that the benefit system is open to such abuse. There's genuine people out there that actually need support but have to fight for it whilst people that really don't seem to need it get every benefit under the sun thrown at them.

Yes, the bloke may have angina and IBS, but if he's able to spend loads of hours growing his own veg, doing his own garden and making wine, then why can't he get a job doing something similar, say shove him in a garden centre and give him a job potting plants or something if they grow their own stock. He obviously enjoys that type of thing so he'd have no reason not to, especially if he took his own toilet roll incase he got an attack of the squits and some painkillers incase he got some tummy ache. I mean, for heavens sake, I've never heard anything so pathetic as someone claiming they can't work for 15 years due to IBS.

And as for them saying "I’m not satisfied with the benefits we get – I want more", she just needs a slap in the face, greedy cow. There's so many people out there that work and still their kids can't afford multiple games consoles and hundreds spent on them at christmas. If a family on benefits can afford this lifestyle, then the government should be cutting back what they pay them as benefits aren't provided to kit the family out with consoles and thousands of pounds of christmas pressies.

I bet when this woman finishes her collage course, she claims she's unable to work because she's stubbed her toe.
banned#38
acecatcher3
rofl at english lessons

1) A* gcse English

A English and literature A level

u dont need to write complete sentences with correct grammer on a website like this, if u feel u need to...go ahead. (im sure my qualifications in terms of english outshine yours :thumbsup:)

About the same, except GCE instead of GCSE :thumbsup:

2) her daughter was in a local school uniform/ no1 in their right mind would go on holiday and visit my area.

3) if british ppl move to a foreign country and dont know the language, or dont make any effort to learn the language, they should be removed. This lady couldnt speak any english, clearly has nothing to offer our country and is most probably on benefits. Its a disgrace, these ppl come to our country and they are welcomed with open arms and are supported financially, when in most cases they shouldnt be.


I agree with most of that. I think if people come here then they shouldn't rely on benefits, end of. You can't go to the USA or Australia for example unless you can prove you aren't going to rely on them to support you, I don't see why that can't happen here. Don't agree with the language bit, if people want to come here who can't speak englist then fair enough, just as english speaking people should be allowed to move somewhere with a non english speaking population. However if they want to learn the language they should pay for it.

Alfonse
You always post the most thoughtless questions and points then you wonder why you get gunned down so badly and have once again. :roll:


huh?
#39
that is disgusting, I hate them

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