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'Our parents pay tax so we're entitled to benefits'Couple living off 17k handouts
Daily Mail ^ | 29 Jan 2013 | Daily Mail

Posted on 01/29/2013 12:29:36 PM PST by Cronos

Edited on 01/29/2013 12:48:15 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

.. Danny Creamer, 21, and Gina Allen, 18, who live in a comfortable two-bedroom flat in Portsmouth with their four month old daughter, Talulah Rose, say they are better off on £17k benefits and argue that unless they are able to find jobs that pay £18,000 a year or more, there's no point in working.

The couple also hit back at those who describe them as scroungers, arguing that because their hard-working parents have paid tax all their lives, they are entitled to claim some of the money back

The pair receive £1,473 per month in benefits or £17,680 per year.

This works out at £340 per week, which includes £140 housing benefit, £60 child tax credit, £20 child benefit and £110 Jobseekers Allowance.

Weekly outgoings include £60 on food, £22.50 on TV, £3.50 on their TV licence plus utility bills, which the pair say they receive no help with.

According to Gina, their 47" flat screen TV is their only luxury, although Danny also admits to smoking roll-up cigarettes which are also paid for by tax payers.


In a statement read out on This Morning, the Department for Work and Pensions said: 'We have to end the absurdity in the welfare system where people are better off claiming benefits than they are in work. ..


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"the welfare system where people are better off claiming benefits than they are in work."
1 posted on 01/29/2013 12:29:39 PM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

Didn’t Japan just reduce welfare benefits by 6.5% in order to discourage the “comfortably poor”?

Hmm.


2 posted on 01/29/2013 12:31:28 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Cronos

Being unemployed should hurt. The same as being stupid. Don’t reward sloth.


3 posted on 01/29/2013 12:38:06 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Cronos

Hey, they might be hard-core Objectivists only slightly misinterpreting Ragnar Danneskjöld’s sense of justice...?

Naah...


4 posted on 01/29/2013 12:39:22 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: BipolarBob

They don’t look like the brightest bulbs in the matchbox... :)


5 posted on 01/29/2013 12:41:27 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Cronos

“Danny Creamer”

That boy would have had it tough with a name like that in my school growing up...


6 posted on 01/29/2013 12:50:19 PM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Cronos

Having spent time in both countries, it’s hard to believe that a scant seventy years ago these people withstood the Nazi assault.


7 posted on 01/29/2013 1:11:43 PM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Cronos

Comfortably Poor!


8 posted on 01/29/2013 1:17:40 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: Cronos
Read it and weep....

Welfare Pays Better Than Work
9 posted on 01/29/2013 1:23:49 PM PST by Kozak (The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
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To: Cronos

If you listen to people who live off Welfare — not the temporarily unemployed; I’m talking people who make a living off of government payments — it is absolutely shocking. They honestly believe that society owes them a living and that they deserve the Welfare payments. It is why every Western Welfare state is swirling down the toilet. A very large segment of the population believes they have no obligation to support themselves and their kids.


10 posted on 01/29/2013 1:43:28 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Cronos

Now that I’m retired, I’d love to see England, maybe even live there for awhile. I wonder what I could get on the dole?


11 posted on 01/29/2013 1:44:27 PM PST by Kenton (Wounded Warrior Project, a charity worth supporting - Donate today.)
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To: Abathar

Believe me, he’d have had it tough here as well.


12 posted on 01/29/2013 3:30:53 PM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: Cronos

Say what you will, but these people are NO DIFFERENT from today’s seniors that DEMAND money from my kids to pay for their mis-named WELFARE (i.e., Social Security and Medicare).

My kids had NOTHING to do with your stupid generation spending your retirement money as it came in and I am SICK of people claiming that they have the right to make DEBT SLAVES out of my kids.

So, no difference, when you think about it.


13 posted on 01/29/2013 3:36:10 PM PST by BobL
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“My kids had NOTHING to do with your stupid generation spending your retirement money as it came in———”

==

Hello from a member of “the stupid generation”.

We have kids and grand kids too—your kids are not the center of the universe.

.


14 posted on 01/29/2013 3:47:20 PM PST by Mears
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To: Mears

“We have kids and grand kids too—your kids are not the center of the universe.”

I can’t help the way you raised them, but I suspect that they’re not much different than the kids in Europe, that want their parents ‘out of the way’, at least in the policies that they support (whether or not you know it).

Otherwise you wouldn’t have responded that way.


15 posted on 01/29/2013 4:24:36 PM PST by BobL
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To: BobL

I was going to tell what you can do to yourself but it seems that your head is already up there.


16 posted on 01/29/2013 4:26:47 PM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: beelzepug

“I was going to tell what you can do to yourself but it seems that your head is already up there.”

...and that’s what REALLY upsets us conservatives, the idea that people WANT TO TAKE, without ANY regard from whom they’re taking from.

It’s amazing, how FDR was able to turn what would otherwise be good conservatives into people no different that the classic welfare recipients that we’ve all gotten to know.

I have to admit, I ADMIRE the man.


17 posted on 01/29/2013 4:46:33 PM PST by BobL
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To: BobL

All of us are taking from the next generation. I was paying into my parents while they were still here. My boys are paying my SS, my grandkids will be paying theirs. LBJ ensured that when he started putting the money into the general fund in 1965 and using it for everything but the purpose for which it was intended. As for FDR, if he wasn’t a socialist then I’m Daffy Duck.

What I’m not is a welfare recipient!


18 posted on 01/29/2013 6:48:10 PM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: BobL

Are you OK with me getting the amounts I and my employer put in, without any interest?


19 posted on 01/29/2013 6:52:41 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: beelzepug

“What I’m not is a welfare recipient!”

Sorry, but if you are TAKING money from me (and my kids), which you are, then you are no different than those moms in ‘LaHood’.

Again, it is NOT the fault of my kids that your generation was UNABLE to hold on to its savings.


20 posted on 01/29/2013 6:58:07 PM PST by BobL
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