Skip to comments.'Our parents pay tax so we're entitled to benefits'Couple living off £17k handouts
Posted on 01/29/2013 12:29:36 PM PST by CronosEdited 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. ..
Didn’t Japan just reduce welfare benefits by 6.5% in order to discourage the “comfortably poor”?
Being unemployed should hurt. The same as being stupid. Don’t reward sloth.
Hey, they might be hard-core Objectivists only slightly misinterpreting Ragnar Danneskjöld’s sense of justice...?
They don’t look like the brightest bulbs in the matchbox... :)
That boy would have had it tough with a name like that in my school growing up...
Having spent time in both countries, it’s hard to believe that a scant seventy years ago these people withstood the Nazi assault.
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.
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?
Believe me, he’d have had it tough here as well.
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.
“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.
“We have kids and grand kids tooyour 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.
I was going to tell what you can do to yourself but it seems that your head is already up there.
“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.
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!
Are you OK with me getting the amounts I and my employer put in, without any interest?
“What Im 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.