MOTHER SPEAKS OF HER TEARS OVER HAMPER COMPANY

buster

Banned
have to agree. welfare state should not mean being able to put that much aside in a year. but thats why we have east europeans doing all the manual jobs while benefit junkies sit on their hoops. :twisted:
 

dondon

MIA
buster said:
have to agree. welfare state should not mean being able to put that much aside in a year. but thats why we have east europeans doing all the manual jobs while benefit junkies sit on their hoops. :twisted:

Ditto , it well pisses me off , :cry: :twisted: :evil:
 

josiecats

War Hero
We saved £500 fr xmas
i got a weekend job.. for this reason.........
I too find it hard that some on benifits have saved soooooo much when every penny has been pinched and squeesed!! from my hands...
We lost all of ours too.. But Im damed if my children will miss out..
xmas is about the love of your family and friends..gitfs and cards are always a bonus to the joy of seeing family ..... As most of mine are soooooo far away..........

This year has been a complete pig and I for one cant wait to see the back of it............
 

dondon

MIA
josiecats said:
We saved £500 fr xmas
i got a weekend job.. for this reason.........
I too find it hard that some on benifits have saved soooooo much when every penny has been pinched and squeesed!! from my hands...
We lost all of ours too.. But Im damed if my children will miss out..
xmas is about the love of your family and friends..gitfs and cards are always a bonus to the joy of seeing family ..... As most of mine are soooooo far away..........

This year has been a complete pig and I for one cant wait to see the back of it............

Hope next year is so much better for you "josie" , see you in the club later on , I'm at work at the moment , but finish around 2100ish ,
 

Seadog

War Hero
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Who recalls the outrage in Parliament over the collapse of Farepak? The government must have identified votes in it. Not so for the 'grannies' with their Railtrack shares.

Timesonline

Describing the Farepak collapse as a "national emergency", Mr McCartney.....

National emergency? 8O FFS. What would they call something serious?

Why don't these folk just save their money (welfare derived or otherwise) in the bank?
 

slim

War Hero
Seadog many welfare claimants do not put their money in the bank because they are frightened that it may have an effect on their benefit payments.
Unfortunately Wales seems to be the leader when it comes to the number of benefit seekers. There is work in the Llanelli region. At present the local councils are trying to get extra money out of the government because there are so many children of Polish origin in the local schools. The Poles are not stealing the work, locals will not do it as benefits are set at too high a level.
 
slim said:
At first I sympathised with this family. However on reading the article all it did was make me extremely annoyed.
The reason How many working families and young married servicemen can afford to save £1700 for Christmas?
My anger is that this can only prove that the benefit culture is winning hands down.

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Rant over.

£1700! That's almost 2 months salary after tax! Bloody hell, why am I working full time when I could live on benefits?

Regarding the question as to why people don't save in banks, Slim's right in that people are afraid of being reassessed and having their benefits cut. I have an oppo in Newcastle who has spondolyosis and has problems with stairs. He cannot climb into a bath because it's too high up for his legs, but Social Services are refusing to provide him with a shower cubicle becuase they claim that only people in wheelchairs qualify. I've put him in contact with the Disability Law Service who provide free legal advice in a number of areas to disabled people and their families. Details below, if this is any help to any matelots. He faced losing some of his benefits because he had too much in savings - less than £2000 - so he had to get rid of it or be penalised! There's something rotten in the State of Britain today, and much of it is petty bureaucracy whose root cause is the Treasury. Those who save and lose their job/are medically retired will be punished for saving whilst those who spend every penny gain. It's the same with the pensions system of course - thrift is punished and fickleness rewarded! :roll: :(

End of rant!

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andym

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Its symptomatic of the Rot that has set in this country!I wish i could save £1700!!!!!
It never ceases to amaze me, when during the course of my work i have to go to areas that are popuated by nearly 100% benefit claimants,how many houses have Sky TV dishes and new cars outside the houses,if they are living in poverty,how the hell can they afford them????
 

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