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Why work when I can get Ł42,000 in benefits a year AND drive a Mercedes?
The Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | April 13, 2010 | Paul Sims

Posted on 04/13/2010 2:08:53 AM PDT by Stoat

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At their semi on the Isle of Anglesey, the family have a 42in flatscreen television in the living room with Sky TV at £50 a month, a Wii games console, three Nintendo DS machines and a computer - not to mention four mobile phones.

With their income of more than £42,000 a year, they run an 11-seater minibus and the seven-seat automatic Mercedes.

But according to the Daveys they have nothing to be thankful for.

'It doesn't bother me that taxpayers are paying for me to have a large family,' added Mrs Davey.

'We couldn't afford to care for our children without benefits, but as long as they have everything they need, I don't think I'm selfish.

'Most of the parents at our kids' school are on benefits.'

She added: 'I don't feel bad about being subsidised by people who are working. I'm just working with the system that's there.

'If the government wants to give me money, I'm happy to take it. We get what we're entitled to. I don't put in anything because I don't pay taxes, but if I could work I would.'

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One naturally wonders how many people here in the USA have these same sorts of attitudes, and how many MORE there will be if ZeroCare is allowed to poison our Nation.

1 posted on 04/13/2010 2:08:53 AM PDT by Stoat
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To: Stoat

Lots. My sister works at the Post Office and tells me of the welfare queens coming to get their checks. Some get over 60k.


2 posted on 04/13/2010 2:12:42 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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Translation Assistance:

At their semi on the Isle of Anglesey

Semi = Semi-detached home.

semi-detached house - Google Search

 

 

3 posted on 04/13/2010 2:14:01 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Well...this one has me looped. The UK is being taken over by Muslims and other “immigrants”.....


4 posted on 04/13/2010 2:18:09 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Dear Mr and Mrs. Daveys, you can be sure that God will have something to say to you one day about your ‘entitlement’. Obviously coveting, stealing, and slothfulness are rampant within the welfare class these days.


5 posted on 04/13/2010 2:25:14 AM PDT by applpie (u)
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To: Dallas59

These attitudes will become the norm in the U.S. as government programs bloat and more and more people lose their jobs. Heck, I’m on disability right now and would like to go back to work, but I increasingly keep thinking why bother? The taxes alone will make a return to work so not worth it. Might as well stay on the dole so to speak.


6 posted on 04/13/2010 2:25:21 AM PDT by fatnotlazy (Never forget!)
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To: Stoat
When my aunt lost her job she looked into financial assistance to help with her kids. The social worker told her to get a divorce so she could get additional money for herself. No joke.

Of course her Catholic upbringing would never allow her to do that, but just imagine the millions of vulnerable families that are destroyed by thus culture of government "support".

7 posted on 04/13/2010 2:27:32 AM PDT by mgist
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To: Dallas59; All
Well...this one has me looped

And many other Daily Mail readers as well.  You (and others) may wish to take a look at the reader comments area at the original article page.....it's full of absolutely furious posts:

 

MY God! We have pensioners who cannot even afford to eat properly, and fought for our country. Yet these are ungrateful for what they have and want more!

- Emma, Clarksville, TN, 13/4/2010 03:44

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Typical New Labour voter. 

If you cant afford to pay for the kids then use contraception. 

I am sick and tired of working hard, very rarely seeing my daughter to pay for the likes of them!

- Steve, Clitheroe, 13/4/2010 03:45


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You would not print the things I have to say about this mess of blood sucking fleas.

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What a disgrace this story is, and how very selfish these two people are, and still complaining that they are not happy with their lot WHAT. How they can leave their house this morning with their heads held high amazes me. Complaining they cant afford holidays, but live a life of luxeries, spends £2000 at xmas, what are these two on. They should be forced to stop them having any more children, i am sorry to say.

- Ex-Pat, Cebu Philppines, 12/4/2010 19:48




8 posted on 04/13/2010 2:30:41 AM PDT by Stoat (If you want a vision of the future, imagine a Birkenstock stamping on a human face... forever)
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To: Stoat

Given the astounding tax rates over there, this still sounds like a challenge.


9 posted on 04/13/2010 2:32:13 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: Dallas59

This family seems to be correcting the decrease of native british stock. Many european and I understand the US also, help people with children to create incentives for having them. Sadly, the question is of course weather those children will see it as “normal” to start working. Which was of course the point of such subsidies, to create a work force.


10 posted on 04/13/2010 2:33:19 AM PDT by Leifur
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To: fatnotlazy
I agree. I refuse to work just to pay taxes. Fortunately I've worked and sacrificed enough to have a few options. I have one foot out the door.
By the way, there is no way a family of 8 can be accused of sloth and coveting is what the government does with our tax money.

The only bad guys in this story, are the ones not mentioned: the bozos who voted for the crooks.

11 posted on 04/13/2010 2:36:15 AM PDT by mgist
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To: Stoat

Here’s an example of what Socialism does to people. These people have been turned into ungrateful, lazy parasites. It’s immoral, at the deepest level.

Dennis Prager’s slogan is true: “The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen”.


12 posted on 04/13/2010 2:49:27 AM PDT by Cymbaline (Bipartisan consensus - that's like when my doctor and my lawyer agree with my wife that I need help.)
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People act surprised by their attitude. The leftists social engineers purposely worked to remove the stigma of welfare. That's proven as she illustrates that nearly all the parents in her school are on assistance. There is NO stigma.

What a disaster.

13 posted on 04/13/2010 2:58:19 AM PDT by riri
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To: Stoat
My wife works at a supermarket, and she sees this all the time. One woman called to another, "isn't this great!." Her buddy just had a baby and was using food stamps.

Brazilians (illegals?) come in expecting to be escorted around the store, because they're too lazy to use the gov't-issue booklets that explain what they can and can't buy with food stamps.

They also act surprised when they find out they can't buy Fruit Loops with Food Stamps. But they can buy shrimp and lobster, and they do.

14 posted on 04/13/2010 3:04:21 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: Stoat
They should be forced to stop them having any more children, i am sorry to say.

Wouldn't it be interesting to see what these people would do if you gave them benefits for the first two children, then started to SUBTRACT benefits for each additional child???!!!

15 posted on 04/13/2010 3:05:32 AM PDT by REPANDPROUDOFIT (General, sir, it's ok to call me "ma'am"!)
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To: screaminsunshine

What state are you in? I’d be very surprised if the yearly welfare benefits were over 60k.


16 posted on 04/13/2010 3:09:34 AM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: aNYCguy

Florida and they are. They are single women with a whole bunch of kids. They get so much per kid and they have multiple fathers who are not living with them.


17 posted on 04/13/2010 3:12:33 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT

It would be more interesting to cut all bennies totally.


18 posted on 04/13/2010 3:17:11 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Stoat

I once had a part time job enrolling welfare parasites in a health plan sponsored by the state. It had free dental care. They actually complained about the benefits not being enough. It was at the office where they came to get their free checks. They would pull up in new cars ang go in and get the checks. Across the street would be a truck vendor selling Lobster and Steaks. I was amazed. Some people have no pride.


19 posted on 04/13/2010 3:18:19 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

The food stamp program should be eliminated and replaced with actual food like rice, potatoes, beans etc.


20 posted on 04/13/2010 3:20:23 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: mgist

And under ObamaCare the insurance subsidies will be greater for singles, and single parents. Another government program destroying marriage.


21 posted on 04/13/2010 3:20:58 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: Stoat

It’s telling that the UK publications always present a large, real family (with father) of northern European descent with these welfare stories. As in the propaganda here, in the USA, they don’t show single welfare queens and third-worlders. Hopefully, the default will come soon, and quite a few million more will learn needed lessons.


22 posted on 04/13/2010 3:24:05 AM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: screaminsunshine

Agreed on a return of the commodities programs. ...need to lop off most of the government jobs, too—social programs that do more harm than good.


23 posted on 04/13/2010 3:26:20 AM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96)
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To: aNYCguy

It’s possible.
It’s been a long time since I added up the monetary benefits of welfare. Back in about 1987 we were living in an apartment complex that had gone Section 8. A neighbor was complaining to us about how poor she was. I broke out my calculator. I added up her Aid to Dependant Children, rent subsidy (very sizable), food stamps and free food, Medicaid and a couple other things I can’t remember. I omitted all the help she was getting from churches and other charities she collected because of being on welfare.
She had more income than the construction workers I knew. It didn’t do any good, she still believed she was “poor” because she only received a few hundred dollars a month cash - and she was on welfare so she had to be poor.


24 posted on 04/13/2010 3:31:11 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Stoat
how many MORE there will be if ZeroCare is allowed to poison our Nation.

Many welfare programs count pregnancies as born dependents for calculating welfare benefits. With formerly expensive, now free fertility treatments an aspiring welfare queen could book 8 dependents in one shot, then later abort them if she changes her mind.

25 posted on 04/13/2010 3:35:37 AM PDT by Reeses (All is vanity)
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT

They would abort and not blink an eye.


26 posted on 04/13/2010 3:37:04 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Stoat
These are the same people that stood up to Hitler? What a joke. One WWII Panzer Corp would wipe out all of UK in about a week.

We will fight you from our welfare offices, from our subsidized houses, from our free clinics. I cannot offer you anything but free cheese, fish and chips.

              -- Sir Winey Duncehill

27 posted on 04/13/2010 3:45:06 AM PDT by central_va ( http://www.15thvirginia.org)
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To: screaminsunshine

How does your sister know how much people get in their check in the mail?

And how many people actually still get a check? They have direct deposit and EBT benefits on ATM cards.


28 posted on 04/13/2010 3:48:14 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Stoat

Check this out:

http://www.eutimes.net/2010/02/single-muslim-mother-of-six-finds-2m-mansion-on-the-net-and-then-gets-you-to-pay-7000-a-month-rent/

Muslim woman with 8 kids living in Government supplied $4.2 million London Council House

near Paul McCartney,

costing $11,000 a month paid for by the Socialist Welfare State.....................

says “Life in Britain is great” !!!

Ya think???

And then she gets an additional $160,000 in cash each year more, in “benefits”!!!

Wow.

and again, “Why work when I can get $64,000 in benefits a year AND drive a Mercedes, a van, and have a 42 inch TV?”

The Davey family’s $1,250 -a-week state handouts pay for a four-bedroom home, top-of-the-range mod cons and two vehicles including a Mercedes people carrier.!!!
Father-of-seven Peter gave up work because he could make more living on benefits.!
Yet he and his wife Claire are still not happy with their lot.
With an eighth child on the way, they are demanding a bigger house, courtesy of the taxpayer.

Yes, demanding! Isn’t life great in Great Britain???

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265508/Peter-Davey-gets-42-000-benefits-year-drives-Mercedes.html#ixzz0kycmrrrx

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265508/Peter-Davey-gets-42-000-benefits-year-drives-Mercedes.html#ixzz0kyc8g4vp:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265508/Peter-Davey-gets-42-000-benefits-year-drives-Mercedes.html


Also:

http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache:A0N2vsOLZ-sJ:www.judicialwatch.org/comment/reply/5650+Ventanillas+de+Salud,+Health+Windows&cd=3&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us

Struggling County Spends Millions On Illegal Aliens’ Dialysis

http://www.judicialwatch.org/blog/2009/aug/struggling-county-spends-millions-illegal-aliens-dialysis


29 posted on 04/13/2010 4:04:30 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Stoat

What are the rules about posting from Daily Mail? Thanks.


30 posted on 04/13/2010 4:23:12 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: screaminsunshine
Here's the relevant section of FL law:

http://flsenate.gov/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=Ch0414/ch0414.htm

Section 414.095 proscribes a monthly benefit of $919.00 for a family of thirteen. That's $11,020.00 a year. For a family of thirteen.

Care to tell me how you came up with a figure of 60k?
31 posted on 04/13/2010 4:27:14 AM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: Stoat

Damn...what happened to the boy ?? He looks all beat up...look at his leg. The girls gang up on him ????


32 posted on 04/13/2010 4:40:01 AM PDT by Mopp4
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To: Stoat

Interesting how these people actually have kids—unlike a lot of other British who go childless. My logical side disapproves of these people. On the other hand, for Western civilization to continue it needs people who actually reproduce. If the Davey’s family is being paid for by a lot of single people who will never have kids, maybe it all work out.


33 posted on 04/13/2010 4:40:15 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Leifur

See my post #33


34 posted on 04/13/2010 4:43:49 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: Stoat

Words fail me


35 posted on 04/13/2010 4:47:14 AM PDT by Regulator (Welcome to Zimbabwe! Now hand over your property....)
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To: aNYCguy

AFDC


36 posted on 04/13/2010 4:53:47 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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“Mrs Davey, who spends £160 a week at Tesco, says she does not intend to stop at eight children.

Her target is 14.

And she adds: ‘I've always wanted a big family -
no one can tell me how many kids I can have whether I'm working or not.”

37 posted on 04/13/2010 4:54:46 AM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: screaminsunshine

They are single women with a whole bunch of kids. They get so much per kid and they have multiple fathers who are not living with them............................................... LOL, They’re employed!! They’re Entrepreneurs!!!


38 posted on 04/13/2010 4:56:20 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (THE CANDIDATE THE LEFT SMEARS THE MOST IS THE ONE THEY FEAR THE MOST.)
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To: screaminsunshine
My sister works at the Post Office and tells me of the welfare queens coming to get their checks.

That reminded me of the best laugh-at-the-media moment I ever experienced.

I was living in Southern California after the Rodney King Riots. The rioters burned down their own post office in Watts. When the first of the month rolled around, the Los Angeles Times reported on the latest "crisis" facing the community:

With the Post Office gone, residents don't know where to go to pick up their paychecks.
No kidding. Every article that covered this "crisis" referred to it as their "paycheck". Sick liberals.
39 posted on 04/13/2010 4:57:34 AM PDT by Timeout (Brits have the royals. Russia, the Nomenklatura. WE have our Privileged "Public Servant" class.)
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I remember. They burned everything to the ground and then complained about it. These are sick people. Around here you can go to the Dog Track around the 3rd of any month and there they will be.


40 posted on 04/13/2010 5:01:01 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: screaminsunshine
http://www.libraryindex.com/pages/910/Comparing-New-TANF-with-Old-AFDC-ELIGIBILITY-BENEFIT-PAYMENTS.html

In 1996, the last year AFDC existed, the maximum AFDC grant for a Florida single parent with three kids was $303.00.

Perhaps it's time to admit your sister isn't an expert on welfare benefits because she works in a post office. 60k is a completely ludicrous number.
41 posted on 04/13/2010 5:04:18 AM PDT by aNYCguy
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To: autumnraine

They get so much for each kid etc. and they sometimes open the checks and complain to her about it not being enough. As if she has anything to do with it. They also raise hell if it is not in on time. These are sick people who grow up in the system and have no plans on ever getting off. They just want more. Work is out of the question. The only work they do is vote Democrat.


42 posted on 04/13/2010 5:06:12 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: Timeout

With the Post Office gone, residents don’t know where to go to pick up their paychecks
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So some bureaucrat came up with the brilliant idea of ‘direct deposit’ and debit cards so now they don’t even have to leave the house to ‘earn’ OUR money.

Wasn’t it R Reagan, while Gov of California, who stopped mailing checks and made everyone go to an office to pick up their portion of the dole?
Supposedly the state saved money as some were to sorry to travel downtown to pick up their check....


43 posted on 04/13/2010 5:29:38 AM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98 ) FIRE ALL INCUMBENTS)
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To: aNYCguy

You are ridiculous. A single welfare queen with 10 kids gets over 30k in food stamps and afdc alone. Get a brain.


44 posted on 04/13/2010 5:33:21 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (i)
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To: REPANDPROUDOFIT
But you are forgetting that the government is purposely trying to GROW the population.

Think of it this way.

These people are being paid to breed.

45 posted on 04/13/2010 6:06:55 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Stoat
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.

Alexis de Tocqueville

46 posted on 04/13/2010 6:09:27 AM PDT by mewzilla (Still voteless in NY-29.)
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To: GreatMan

ping


47 posted on 04/13/2010 6:09:46 AM PDT by GreatMan
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To: rbg81

On the other hand, for Western civilization to continue it needs people who actually reproduce. If the Davey’s family is being paid for by a lot of single people who will never have kids, maybe it all work out.

These are not the children on whom Western Civ is based.


48 posted on 04/13/2010 6:12:25 AM PDT by Chickensoup (HEY LEFTISTS! Reduce your Government Footprint!)
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To: mgist

“When my aunt lost her job she looked into financial assistance to help with her kids. The social worker told her to get a divorce so she could get additional money for herself. No joke.”


Back in 1984 I was out of work in Michigan and I found work in Florida. My wife and I were on “Government Assistance” for about 18 Months. Once I found work in Florida I went back to Michigan and to get my wife and kids. As part of the process about a week before I was to get there my wife told the Case Worker that I had found work and that we were leaving the “system”. The case worker tried her damndest to convince my wife that I had abandoned her and that they would go after me for child support and that she would be “taken care of” by the state and would not have to worry about food or housing, etc.

Once she told me that I left immediately to get her and the kids and we “left in the middle of the night”. I’m not sure that anything would have happened if we had gone through on our original schedule. But the state was treating us like children and wanted to control everything in our lives. And quite frankly I didn’t want to risk “blowing up” if the case worker just happened to show up while I was packing the U-Haul.


49 posted on 04/13/2010 6:15:33 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: screaminsunshine; aNYCguy

Not only direct welfare (TANF) but Section 8, often WIC, ...there’s more, I just don’t know it all.
They don’t just live, they live large. They and children have better stuff than we ever dreamed of having, because we don’t get it handed to us.
I’m one of the providers, they are the takers.


50 posted on 04/13/2010 6:28:10 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (It wasn’t “hope and change” it was “rope and chains”. Y'all just misheard him.))
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