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Originally posted by cahlmac
reply to post by pointr97
Exactly,.. It is pure laziness that makes people live like this!
I am getting really annoyed now, working as hard as I can, earning my money and yet not being able to afford half of the things some people on benefits have.
I've had the same phone now for over 2 years, nothing fancy but it does the job. Myself and my gf are down to one car now. we used to have one each, but when we got together and with the way the taxes and the prices of petrol etc are going, it made more sense to get rid of one. We had no problem doing this, our work places are close to each other so no need for two.
We rarely have a night out or a couple of days away anywhere. can't afford it so we don't do it. we'll save up for 6 or 8 months, a few euros here and here then maybe get a weekend away.
We know we don't have money to throw around and we don't overspend where we don't have to, while some of our neighbours getting money from the government have the newest phones, multiple cars and seem to be heading somewhere new every month...
Ah the joys of being a taxpayer!
Originally posted by Samuelis
Wholeheartedly agree with the OP. You should perhaps have not given them the silent treatment, instead it might have been a good time to impart some wisdom.
QUIT LETTING THEM NANNY YOU YOU STUPID LAZY PIECE OF [snip]
Originally posted by hqokc
I'm in the US. A relative of mine was going on about filing for more benefits (already on a few) and I pointed out that he didn't need it. They did okay with what they had (when the wife worked). He pointed out that he qualified for it and it was "free money". Now at that pointed I was miffed and pointed out that it wasn't free money, it was my money! I get screwed annually on taxes and we both worked at least 40 hour weeks. We shop at second hand stores to make money stretch. And we have no debt, just the 12 year mortgage.
I partly blame the media though. TV tells everyone that they should have this and that, want, want, want, eat, eat, eat, more, more, more. When will a person be satisfied with the simple things? A walk in the park, movie rentals, sitting on the back porch?
We don't have much but we have what we need and were happy. It's sad for THEM and they don't even realize it.
The same poster said it isn't their fault, it is the government for allowing it......INCORRECT.....lazy people are lazy because they choose to be....I would absolutely hate myself for sitting home all day drinking beer, watching tv and getting fat.....that truly disgusts me, I enjoy doing things, bettering myself, helping others. living off the government tit and choosing to not do anything because the option is there is the individual's fault, just like choosing a greasy cheeseburger over a salad if you are 400lbs....You can choose to make something of your life.
Originally posted by Sinny
Grates on me! I work constantly, and I cant afford ANYTHING.
Originally posted by jaws1975
reply to post by eletheia
So you think that because you had to get several part time jobs to make ends meet, everyone else should have to do the same? That mentality is what allows the Government to keep exporting our good jobs overseas leaving jobs like Taco Bell cashier in the U.S., it's a failed plan. As long as people continue to blame the poor, the corporate controlled Government will continue the Totalitarian tiptoe.