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   Cute jobless couple claim £17,680 a year in benefits, don't even bother looking for work because it would leave them worse off: "Gina looked up escorting and saw you can make £110 an hour, but we decided we wouldn't go down that route" (w/pics)

27 Jan 2013 05:17 AM   |   34892 clicks   |   The Sun
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Aar1012    [TotalFark]  
This means that everyone who needs government assistance is a moocher and that safety net money is to now be sent to pay for tax cuts for the more deserving wealthy

26 Jan 2013 11:56 PM
Coco LaFemme     
......and we think the welfare system in THIS country is abused.  Won't look for a job because it would pay less than what they can suck off the government teat.  That's farking pathetic.

26 Jan 2013 11:58 PM
Arthur Jumbles     
This is wrong and should be addressed. However, corporations take more in government handouts then all the welfare queens combine. Lets go after them first and then figure out what to do about the welfare cheats.

27 Jan 2013 12:07 AM
GAT_00     
Oh look, it's this story again.

27 Jan 2013 12:08 AM
fusillade762     
I bet they even own a refrigerator.

This thread will be utterly trolltastic in no time, I can almost guarantee it.

27 Jan 2013 12:09 AM
whither_apophis     
I honest thought it was going to be a story on the Royal Family.

27 Jan 2013 12:19 AM
crypticsatellite    [TotalFark]  

Coco LaFemme: ......and we think the welfare system in THIS country is abused.  Won't look for a job because it would pay less than what they can suck off the government teat.  That's farking pathetic.


It happens here, too.

27 Jan 2013 12:54 AM
crypticsatellite    [TotalFark]  
Also, cute?

27 Jan 2013 12:58 AM
EvilEgg    [TotalFark]  

crypticsatellite: Also, cute?


British cute.


What's sad is that there is no job that pays more than government benefits. $28K a year ain't much to raise a kid on.

27 Jan 2013 01:16 AM
EvilEgg    [TotalFark]  
"Their lounge is dominated by the huge TV"

Thirty five inches isn't dominating or huge.

27 Jan 2013 01:20 AM
feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  
How do you get a job seekers benefit if you're not seeking a job?

27 Jan 2013 01:22 AM
feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  
How do you get a job seekers benefit if you're not seeking a job?

GAT_00: Oh look, it's this story again.


Oh look it is this Communist again.

27 Jan 2013 01:23 AM
feckingmorons    [TotalFark]  
That was odd.

27 Jan 2013 01:24 AM
violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  
The Sun and the Daily Mail sure report a lot on people like this. They must handsomely compensate the lazy bastards. Either that or they just feel THAT entitled that they are willing to talk about it. Maybe both. I dunno.

27 Jan 2013 01:25 AM
EvilEgg    [TotalFark]  

violentsalvation: The Sun and the Daily Mail sure report a lot on people like this. They must handsomely compensate the lazy bastards. Either that or they just feel THAT entitled that they are willing to talk about it. Maybe both. I dunno.


Or perhaps the reporters could lie to them as to what the interview is about.

27 Jan 2013 01:29 AM
GAT_00     

EvilEgg: violentsalvation: The Sun and the Daily Mail sure report a lot on people like this. They must handsomely compensate the lazy bastards. Either that or they just feel THAT entitled that they are willing to talk about it. Maybe both. I dunno.

Or perhaps the reporters could lie to them as to what the interview is about.


Pretty sure he got that and was joking.

27 Jan 2013 01:38 AM
Arthur Jumbles     

EvilEgg: "Their lounge is dominated by the huge TV"

Thirty five inches isn't dominating or huge.


Depends upon the size of the lounge....

27 Jan 2013 01:44 AM
Bucky Katt    [TotalFark]  
Fox News + boobies = The Sun.

27 Jan 2013 01:48 AM
Bucky Katt    [TotalFark]  
There aren't any jobs in Britain anyway. Cameron and Osborn have made sure of that. The UK economy is in danger of triple dipping. Even the ghouls at the IMF think there is a problem.

27 Jan 2013 01:51 AM
MorrisBird    [TotalFark]  
When the idle poor become the idle rich,
You'll never know just who is who or who is which,
Won't it be rich when everyone's poor relative becomes a Rockefellertive,
And palms no longer itch, what a switch,
When we all have ermine and plastic teeth,
How will we determine who's who underneath?
And when all your neighbors are upper class,
You won't know your Joneses from your Astors,
Let's toast the day,
The day we drink that drinkie up,
But with the little pinkie up,
The day on which, the idle poor become the idle rich.
When a rich man doesn't want to work,
He's a bon vivant, yes, he's a bon vivant,
But when a poor man doesn't want to work,
He's a loafer, he's a lounger, he's a lazy good for nothing, he's a jerk.
When a rich man loses on a horse, isn't he the sport?
Oh isn't he the sport?
But when a poor man loses on a horse,
He's a gambler, he's a spender, he's a lowlife,
He's a reason for divorce.
When a rich man chases after dames,
He's a man about town, oh, he's a man about town,
But when a poor man chases after dames,
He's a bounder, he's a rounder, he's a rotter and a lotta dirty names.
When the idle poor become the idle rich,
You'll never know just who is who or who is which,
No one will see the Irish or the Slav in you,
For when you're on Park Avenue, Cornelius and Mike look alike.

Same as it ever was, same as it ever way, same as it ever was.

27 Jan 2013 01:53 AM
fusillade762     

Bucky Katt: There aren't any jobs in Britain anyway. Cameron and Osborn have made sure of that. The UK economy is in danger of triple dipping. Even the ghouls at the IMF think there is a problem.


Yeah, that austerity did wonders for their economy *snert*

27 Jan 2013 02:22 AM
timujin    [TotalFark]  
well, if the Sun says so...

27 Jan 2013 03:01 AM
violentsalvation    [TotalFark]  

GAT_00: EvilEgg: violentsalvation: The Sun and the Daily Mail sure report a lot on people like this. They must handsomely compensate the lazy bastards. Either that or they just feel THAT entitled that they are willing to talk about it. Maybe both. I dunno.

Or perhaps the reporters could lie to them as to what the interview is about.

Pretty sure he got that and was joking.


They have bullshiat journalism mastered.

27 Jan 2013 03:31 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

EvilEgg: "Their lounge is dominated by the huge TV"

Thirty five inches isn't dominating or huge.


Article said 47 inch TV.  Not huge, but big enough.

27 Jan 2013 04:00 AM
EvilEgg    [TotalFark]  

Lsherm: EvilEgg: "Their lounge is dominated by the huge TV"

Thirty five inches isn't dominating or huge.

Article said 47 inch TV.  Not huge, but big enough.


The one in the article hardly looks 47"

/the penis joke is left as an exercise for the student.

27 Jan 2013 04:40 AM
carnifex2005     
I got a 46" TV a year ago on Boxing Day for $400 CDN. That size TV isn't very expensive anymore.

27 Jan 2013 05:20 AM
GreenSun     
It's just being smart. Why work if you'll make less than what you can get for free? Only work if you can earn more than you can get by not doing anything.

27 Jan 2013 05:22 AM
cowgirl toffee     
Can the government give 'cute assistance' to that couple?

27 Jan 2013 05:23 AM
Phoenix_M     
Hey, your name is repeat... Right haven't I seen you here before?

27 Jan 2013 05:23 AM
swjlcomputers     
It would only leave them worse off if they didn't bother trying to advance in a company to get more money! I have my own business and currently earning less but id rather earn less than not try at all!

27 Jan 2013 05:25 AM
Mock26    [TotalFark]  
It is supposed to be a safety net, you farking morons, not a frakking hammock!

27 Jan 2013 05:27 AM
jso2897    [TotalFark]  
I wonder if there are British people who read the Enquirer or the World net Daily and think it's really about stuff that actually happens in America.

27 Jan 2013 05:28 AM
spentmiles     
"Danny's mum, 45, works as a carer."

I wonder if when the market gets tight she says, "I couldn't carer less..."

27 Jan 2013 05:32 AM
No Time To Explain     
It's people like this that make get my paddle out

/back in my college days,I remember overhearing two Nimrods talk and one was going on about how he'll go on welfare and live off that, play his xbox and get weed everyday
//was two feet away from beating him with my text books

27 Jan 2013 05:32 AM
illannoyin     
I have just obtained this photo of the couple in future

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Rose: Why is Onslow reading the Financial Times?

Onslow: I like to keep an eye on the economy. A bloke in my position has to wonder how long the country can afford him. If we don't get the economy right, people like me are gonna be in trouble! It's the duty of all of us to be concerned about the shrinking pound.

Daisy: And when I married him, I thought he was just a sex symbol.

/Any more bacon?

27 Jan 2013 05:33 AM
a login name very similar to this one     
I think were all missing the more important underlying story here: where the fark does this guy get his hair cut?

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27 Jan 2013 05:33 AM
Harry_Seldon     
This is, obviously, Obama's fault. This ought to give Tea Partiers lots of ammunition. Damn if they should be still paying taxes to King George III for a bunch of moochers.

27 Jan 2013 05:34 AM
Dadoody     
Meanwhile, the waves of non-Caucasian immigrants have been taking up the slack in the UK, while the entitled natives scream "this is our country, get out!" while sitting around doing nothing but sponging off the system.

27 Jan 2013 05:37 AM
BigBooper     
One of their points is that they would be worse off working than sitting home on their asses. Unfortunately, that's true in many cases. Instead of encouraging people to work, our system actually encourages people not to work. Lets take a single mom. If she doesn't work, she gets free housing, food stamps, and health care lets say $2,000 a month in benefits. If she takes a $10.00 part time job she will take home around $600-700 dollars a month, and lose every penny of her benefits. Why the fark would she choose to work?

27 Jan 2013 05:38 AM
gravebayne2     
i would like to call "FAKE!" but at the same time it seems plausible. happens here too. when i worked furniture delivery i took a washer and dryer to a lady in the ghetto. single, 3 kids, and government assisted housing. while i was hooking it up she informed me that she had it made. all she had to do was work part time at mcdonalds and stay under a certain amount to keep all her benefits.


'MURICA

27 Jan 2013 05:39 AM
Mr. Ekshun     

a login name very similar to this one: I think were all missing the more important underlying story here: where the fark does this guy get his hair cut?

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I was going to ask roughly the same thing. Same place this guy does, I presume.
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27 Jan 2013 05:44 AM
publikenemy     

Wolf892: Seems a solution might be to not grant the dole to individuals who are not physically disabled, or are not mentally incapacitated...If you are physically and mentally able to work, even shat jobs like McDonald's, then get out there and work. Life is suffering, get busy.
This would reduce stories like this and perhaps reduce the burden on the dole system...
Or perhaps government sponsered homes should be dorm style...just one apartment building with two families per suite, this would ensure that either you are desperate for a home or encourage you to better yourself as soon as possible.



So much this...I have no problem paying my taxes and having it go to the less fortunate in this world..the righteously disabled, the mentally disabled, struggling veterans, people who are temporarily unemployed due to some kind of hardships they have encountered...

...but healthy individuals like these fuknuts...there should be someone who goes around pounding on these people rendering them legitimately disabled. And the people who defend them are no better, most likely because they have a little freeloading tendencies in them too

27 Jan 2013 05:49 AM
generallyso     
Welfare Queens, the Bat Boy of British tabloids.

27 Jan 2013 05:50 AM
illannoyin     

a login name very similar to this one: I think were all missing the more important underlying story here: where the fark does this guy get his hair cut?

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27 Jan 2013 05:51 AM
Ishkur    [TotalFark]  
Liberals are always afraid that innocent people might be unfairly punished.

Conservatives are always afraid that innocent people might be unfairly rewarded.

27 Jan 2013 05:55 AM
Cer10Death     

Ishkur: Conservatives are always afraid that innocent people might be unfairly rewarded.


I believe this case CLEARLY demonstrates the Conservative point of view. This is the pinnacle of government wealth redistribution. Take from those who have worked hard and give to those who are able to work but won't.

/not conservative.
//Things wealth redistribution to people like this is a travesty and REALLY takes from those who actually need assistance and support.
///Jail them. Jail them both for crimes against their fellow countrymen.

27 Jan 2013 06:00 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

carnifex2005: I got a 46" TV a year ago on Boxing Day for $400 CDN. That size TV isn't very expensive anymore.


In 2003 I paid $4500 for a 42" Philips plasma.  This past October, the ballast that fires up the tube went bad, and it was $250 just for the part to fix it.  Even though I had great memories from that TV, into the trash it went.  It also helped that it sucked up about 800 watts while it was on, which made it hot and drove up the electric bill.

I replaced it with a 55" Panasonic plasma that runs at 200 watts.  Cost?  $700.

Can't stop the march of technology.

27 Jan 2013 06:01 AM
Lsherm    [TotalFark]  

Ishkur: Liberals are always afraid that innocent people might be unfairly punished.

Conservatives are always afraid that innocent people might be unfairly rewarded.


Liberals always cheerlead a system that lets you take.

Conservatives always cheerlead a system that lets you earn.

27 Jan 2013 06:03 AM
Raw_fishFood     
Maybe we should take this as an indication that wages haven't kept up with the cost of living and if we want less people "sucking the government's teat dry" we might need to rethink not only what people should be paid but what might help reduce the cost of living?

27 Jan 2013 06:03 AM
generallyso     

Cer10Death: I believe this case CLEARLY demonstrates the Conservative point of view. This is the pinnacle of government wealth redistribution. Take from those who have worked hard and give to those who are able to work but won't.


And if the Sun said it, it must be true.

27 Jan 2013 06:04 AM
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