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#16    ExpandMyMind

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:48 PM



She looks like a character from Harry Enfield :D


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:51 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 21 March 2013 - 06:21 PM, said:

You are actually right, my husband was out of work a few years back and in a the same position as your friend. its seems that the more you extract the urine out of the system the more they want to help. My husband got a good job a couple of months later, because he was looking!
There is no doubt there are many abusing the system and I just can not understand how they get away with it when it is so difficult for people like your friend or my husband to get help when needed.
I must add that I was not prepared to have 6 kids or adopt loads from Africa, or wear a shell suit and walk about with a bottle of cider in one hand and a cig in the other, maybe this did not help our cause.

It's funny really, they go in all trashy, don't try at all and then they get more money. I don't understand it. lol It's like they get rewarded for not wanting to work. It's the opposite of how it should be. I think you should get bonuses for volunteer work, as it helps you get something on your CV, makes it look like you are willing to work to employers and you are contributing to society. I don't mind them cutting the standard benefits if they bring in a system like that that rewards those who are trying.

View PostExpandMyMind, on 21 March 2013 - 07:39 PM, said:

You should tell him to go to the CAB. Not only should he be getting housing benefit to cover his rent (or at least a pre-set amount of it - it's £230pm up here, a lot more for those over 35), and not only should he be getting council tax sorted for him (though this might be a grey area due to the house-mate), but the government has deemed that a person needs £70pw as a bare minimum to survive (Jobseekers allowance pays this amount, roughly). By law he should be getting Jobseekers allowance if he is looking for a job and should be receiving the same amount of money as the woman from the OP. Whether or not he has a 'house-mate' doesn't come into it.

Raw deal doesn't even come close.


He's been to the CAB a few times and he keeps appealing to the Job Centre. It took them 2 and half months to sort his claim, he had it rough during that time, but obviously expected it all back dated, then it came in back dated but at £35 a week. lol He got hardly anything. Damn I get more from just doing 3 days week at work than he got for 2 and a half months. It's disgusting how they treat people.


EDIT, the reason it took so long was because they messed him around as his housemate is a woman and they where testing to see if they where a couple. They kept asking for more information, never understood why they didn't just get all the info in the first place when they sent someone to his house. A benefits officer or something. He said it felt like he was in Nazi Germany having an "officer" come round to check his living arrangements and question him. lol

View PostExpandMyMind, on 21 March 2013 - 07:48 PM, said:

She looks like a character from Harry Enfield :D

Perry!!!! LOL

I loved Kathy Burke as Perry, she was brilliant.

Edited by Coffey, 21 March 2013 - 07:58 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 07:59 PM

pond life pure & simple. And her child was doomed from the day it was born.

Edited by itsnotoutthere, 21 March 2013 - 08:00 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 08:35 PM

If her brain was made of Dynamite,there wouldn't be enough to blow her Hat off.People like this should be chained and made to work like the old Chain gangs repairing the nations crumbling infrastructure and then at the end of every working day beaten with a big stick before they have their bread and water for supper.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:09 AM

The Civil Service like the rest of work places is very understaffed,thanks to our mutual friend T.Blair , and others before him, so some of society's dregs slip thru the net,as the Min of Labour hasn't got the time or people to check up on these bags of human garbage.She looks just about ready to have a massive heart attack,but until a social worker or someone in her area decides to check her status she will continue receiving benefits.
   I sympathise with people who want to work but cant due to lack of work in their area,and they haven't got the savings to move elsewhere,so its a catch 22 situation.Its soul destroying when you get 200 applicants for a job in McD's.Good luck to all the people looking for work.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:49 AM

View Postspud the mackem, on 22 March 2013 - 12:09 AM, said:

The Civil Service like the rest of work places is very understaffed,thanks to our mutual friend T.Blair , and others before him, so some of society's dregs slip thru the net,as the Min of Labour hasn't got the time or people to check up on these bags of human garbage.She looks just about ready to have a massive heart attack,but until a social worker or someone in her area decides to check her status she will continue receiving benefits.
   I sympathise with people who want to work but cant due to lack of work in their area,and they haven't got the savings to move elsewhere,so its a catch 22 situation.Its soul destroying when you get 200 applicants for a job in McD's.Good luck to all the people looking for work.

The sad thing is that it is probably cheaper for the government to have people on benefits than not, when you consider all the costs that would occur through them having no money. Theft, robbery, etc - things that people would need to turn to without benefits. Not to mention the amount of homeless that would be literally littering our streets if housing benefit was also cut - after a few generations of this sort of thing we would have streets like some Indian cities.

Our governments are horrible. They don't just decide to be nice and give people money to be kind or because their 'lefty ways' dictate they should (as some on here no doubt think is the reason). They have allowed things to get to this stage simply because it is the lesser of two evils.

Though people rarely think objectively about things thanks to our media.

Edited by ExpandMyMind, 22 March 2013 - 12:51 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:50 AM

I'm all for someone that has health problems getting welfare benefits but just because you are lazy or your reproductive organs work, no.  What really gets me is some of these people teach their kids to go on benefits instead of trying to achieve something.

Which I have a feeling the woman has a really low IQ so no one would probably hire her for anything.  There are people that are too dumb to work at anything.  In the future that is going to get worse with more jobs requiring technical skills.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 03:38 AM

I don't think it's particularly helpful to consider this individual to be typical of all people on benefits. As has been pointed out by others, most people who receive benefits are not chronically lazy or pathologically idle. But it's always good for business to provoke a bit of self righteousness.

People, like this 'thing', who abuse the system provoke understandable contempt.

But couldn't they have found a more loathsome character to interview. I can't stop laughing when I see that picture.
Go on then - let's have another look.



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Edited by Arbenol68, 22 March 2013 - 03:40 AM.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 02:58 PM

View PostExpandMyMind, on 21 March 2013 - 07:48 PM, said:



She looks like a character from Harry Enfield :D

She's a looker, a real catch..

It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” and yes she comes across as stupid too.

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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:00 PM

Well if we where all born into smug so called hardworking middle class families who get all the breaks in life even though they claim to have done it by themselves which is not true then maybe some people would not give up on themselves because society has given up on them.


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 04:05 PM

View Postxsas, on 22 March 2013 - 02:58 PM, said:

She's a looker, a real catch..


C'mon, x, you know you would...


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:46 AM

View Postcultanorak, on 22 March 2013 - 04:00 PM, said:

Well if we where all born into smug so called hardworking middle class families who get all the breaks in life even though they claim to have done it by themselves which is not true then maybe some people would not give up on themselves because society has given up on them.
Matey, she's not given up on herself, she's telling the system to bend over and think of England.

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 04:13 AM

I see nothing wrong with what she is doing,perfectly reasonable,not as if she is going out and buying GUNS with all you workers money  :lol:

Sorry couldnt resist with all the opinions that pop up in the American section haha

As far as the woman goes WOW what a disaster.Bet she smells like a garbage dumpster full of fish on a blistering summer noon  :wacko:

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 06:24 AM

I honestly think we are too soft on people in Britain.  I think if people like this can be proven that they just cannot be arsed to work, when there is physically no reason that they couldn't work, other than their own laziness, then they should have their benefits stopped.

We are so lucky to live in a country that has a benefit system (I know it doesn't seem it at times).  But if I lost my job tomorrow, I know I would be able to keep a roof over our heads and still feed me and my kids.  That isn't the same in all countries.  I also know if I suffered from an illness or disability that meant I couldn't work, that I would be entitled to some funds.  Ok, its not a mega amount, but it would be enough.

Benefits should be for people who genuinely need them, people who are actively looking for work and trying to get back in to the working world.  Or people who are genuinely unable to work because of disability or illness.  People like this who think that they benefit money is just a given entitlement and never have any plan to work should have their money stopped.  Cover their rent and give them a weekly food parcel and a gas / electric card.  They should not be having any kind of luxuries such as ciggarettes, booze and sky TV at the expense of the tax payers.


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Posted 23 March 2013 - 08:30 AM

View PostArbenol68, on 22 March 2013 - 03:38 AM, said:

I don't think it's particularly helpful to consider this individual to be typical of all people on benefits. As has been pointed out by others, most people who receive benefits are not chronically lazy or pathologically idle. But it's always good for business to provoke a bit of self righteousness.

People, like this 'thing', who abuse the system provoke understandable contempt.

But couldn't they have found a more loathsome character to interview. I can't stop laughing when I see that picture.
Go on then - let's have another look.



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