Take for instance Sharon Minkin (not a third generation dolist by the by), who would have to earn seventy thousand pounds, over a hundred thousand dollars a year, to give her the same effective income as she gets on benefits.
Her rented home is equipped with a farmhouse-style kitchen, giant flat-screen TV, large garden, piano and wooden floors.
From October, her catalogue of taxpayer-funded handouts will total £3,905-a-month or a staggering £46,860-a-year.
She gets a more money in her housing benefit alone than I earn in a month.
Is she unique? No.
Does she represent the minority of benefits claimants? Yes
Do I think she's a representative of how badly benefits can go wrong?
Well, yes I do.
Do I genuinely, angrily resent the way she is playing the system whereas I have to get up every morning to go to work?
Yeah, I do genuinely resent it.
I'll be the first to say I believe that a goverment has a duty to ensure it's people are fed, housed and kept healthy, but at what point are you genuinely better off not working? I'd say Ms Minkin has reached that point.
Edited by Godeskian, 27 January 2014 - 02:23 PM.