reply to post by supermouse
What parts do you doubt? Here's an example of a family on $100,000 a year benefits: www.thesun.co.uk...
First of all - The Sun is a joke and now that Striker isn't in it any more it's only good for it's horse racing tips and Page 3, it is a Murdoch
paper and very much a mouthpiece for Cameron and his cronies.
Secondly, yeah, as everyone has said there are instances of excess and there are loopholes - but nowhere in the story you linked to is it mentioned
that anyone in that house, or even collectively, receives 100,000 dollars or pounds p.a. in benefits - it does state that they pay £1000 per month
rent to the council who paid for £100,000 of rennovations before the 'clan' moved in.
Rents are constantly rising because housing benefits are so high,
Absolute and utter bollocks!
Rents are constantly rising becasue there is such a shortage of affordable housing.
Council houses which provided ideal homes for millions of families were sold off in Thatchers right to buy scheme - which was fair enough - but
instead of reinvesting this money in new council housing it was spent on other things.
As a result young families were forced into the private housing sector.
Basic supply and demand took over, house prices rocketed and private landlords increased rents alarmingly.
No cheap and clean houses for young families etc means that councils are forced to pay the amounts unscrupulous landlords charge.
You do realise that the benefit claimants don't actually receive the housing benefit - it goes direct to the landlord.
and a scheme called SMI means pensioners can spend the money they've saved to pay off their mortgages on a luxury cruise and the tax payer will
pick up the payments on their mortgages.
More sensationalism I'm afraid.
Most mortgage owners have either paid off their mortgage by the time they've become pensioners or they've had their house repossesed because they
couldn't afford to keep up with the payments.
The cost of living is increasing because of all the money they print to hand out as welfare.
Do you honestly believe this?
I know I'm a bit of an economics ignaramous but I thought it was because of the price increases on those luxuries like food, energy costs, petrol
.... unfortunately the UK is much too generous to the undeserving scroungers -
At times we most definately are.
like the person on here who doesn't work and wants me to keep paying for his three bedroom house after 56 years,
But I don't think this is one of those instances.
The worst thing about it is that while we are suffering to pay for all these hand-outs, the recipients don't even seem grateful.
It's my experience that the majority do indeed appreciate it - in fact many are accutely embarassed and ashamed to be in that position.
A little compassion wouldn't go amiss - I assure you, karma has a habit of being a bitch at times.