Re: Comfortable benefits
- From: John R <truthseeker55@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 06 May 2010 11:16:39 +0100
On 06/05/2010 10:14, Phil Saunders wrote:
John R wrote:On 06/05/2010 08:51, Phil Saunders wrote:John R wrote:On 05/05/2010 10:34, Kendall K Down wrote:Gareth recently waxed eloquent on the impossibility of living
comfortably on benefits. He might care to consider the following
report and indicate on a scale of 1 to 10 precisely how happy he is
to be paying for this poor chap's disability.
That the couple have got their priorities completely wrong does not
detract from the fact that they have to feed and clothe a family of
6* on £400 a week.
Could you do it?
Goods grief of course I could!
I have looked after a family of 5, 3 cats, and a mortgage and tithed
on less than that.
Just worked out that our "essentials" for three of us is £121 a week
Thats food, gas, electric, water rates, house insurance, telephone and
TV licence. None of us smoke though or drink (other than the odd
occasion) and we don't go on holiday.
Daft question then, a family of 6 should be able to manage on £200 a
week so I retract it :)
But I don't begrudge that money going to a genuine family in a similar
I don't begrudge people a safety net. I begrudge having them using it as a
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