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#1 HKL1024

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 07:27 AM

We get £17,680 a year in benefits, buy 40 cigs a day, have a laptop and a home with 47-inch TV.. why work?
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Cosy ... jobless Danny Creamer and Gina Allan with baby Tullulah-Rose at their taxpayer-funded flat
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A SKIVING couple told last night how they claim £17,680 a year in benefits — and don’t even bother looking for work because it would leave them worse off.

Danny Creamer, 21, and Gina Allan, 18, spend each day watching their 47in flatscreen TV and smoking 40 cigarettes between them in their comfy two-bedroom flat.

It is all funded by the taxpayer, yet the couple say they deserve sympathy because they are “trapped”.

They even claim they are entitled to their generous handouts because their hard-working parents have been paying tax for years.

 

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The couple, who have a four-month-old daughter Tullulah-Rose, say they can’t go out to work as they could not survive on less than their £1,473-a-month benefits.

The pair left school with no qualifications, and say there is no point looking for jobs because they will never be able to earn as much as they get in handouts.

Gina admits: “We could easily get a job but why would we want to work — we would be worse off.”

Danny’s father, 46, even offered him a job with his bowling alley servicing company — but could not pay him enough.

Danny’s mum, 45, works as a carer, while Gina’s mum, 46, is a teacher and her dad, 53, is a manager with a security company.

Yet their parents’ work ethic has not rubbed off on Danny and Gina. Instead, they claim they are entitled to benefits because of their parents’ tax contributions — and even complain they should be given MORE.

Gina, flaunting fake tan and perfectly manicured nails, said: “I don’t see that we’re living off the taxpayers, we’re entitled to the money our parents paid all their lives.

“They’ve worked so hard since they left school and I’m sure they’d rather it went to us than see us struggle. They pay a lot of tax, and although they’d rather we weren’t in this situation and one of us had a job, they understand why we are where we are. We can’t help it, we’re stuck like it.”

Danny, who quit his job as a supermarket shelf-stacker after eight months, admitted: “I could easily go and work for my dad. He’s got a job for me, but could only afford to pay for my travel and accommodation because I’d be going around the country.

“After that he wouldn’t be able to afford to pay me a wage, so I’d be worse off.

“The same would happen if I was to work somewhere like a supermarket. If I was earning less than £26,000 a year, there wouldn’t be any point. I’d be no better off. Who in their right mind would do that?” The pair spoke after we revealed last Sunday that Lithuanian Natalija Belova, 33, branded Britain “a soft touch” for giving her £14,408 annual benefits. Mum-of-one Belova told how she lives a life of luxury in Watford, Herts, thanks to our “strange system”, adding: “I am not going to work like a dog on minimum wage.”

And yesterday Gina agreed. She said: “The only way we’d ever be better off is by both working. But then childcare would probably be one of our wages gone, and put us back in a more difficult position.

“We don’t feel ashamed for being on benefits. Neither of us have the slightest bit of guilt towards the taxpayers as both of our parents have been paying into the tax system for the last 30 years.

“So we are just getting back our parents’ huge contributions. My dad earns £65,000 a year so he’s paid more than his fair share of tax, so I don’t see what the problem is. The fault lies with the system, not us. There’s just no incentive to find work when we’ve got a better lifestyle than if we were to go out and work for 35-40 hours every week. Why would we give this up?”

The couple, who live in Hants, receive £340 a week, made up of £150 housing benefit, £60 child tax credit, £20 child benefit and £110 in Job Seeker’s Allowance. They pay just £25 towards their spacious £625-a-month home.

 

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Their lounge is dominated by the huge TV and a leather sofa. A laptop and Tullulah-Rose’s toys are scattered around the room.

The couple’s monthly outgoings are £240 on food, £40 phone bill for their shared Nokia and an £80 payment towards their TV. They spend the same on tobacco as they do on their daughter’s milk and nappies.

The pair, who want another child, say they would need to earn at least £2,200 a month before tax to make working worth their while.

Danny said: “We’ve thought about a lot of things we wouldn’t normally have considered. Gina looked up escorting and saw you can make £110 an hour, but we decided we wouldn’t go down that route.

"We simply want the best for our daughter, which means even shoplifting becomes a temptation. We’d never do it, but being in this situation and feeling trapped changes you.

“We would work, but it’s just not worth our while because without qualifications we’ll only earn about £14,000 a year. That’s a lot less than what we get now. We need more money so we can maintain the way we live now but have a few extras, like holidays.

"People don’t understand — we’re actually stuck on benefits. In fact, we feel trapped.” Danny and Gina thought about going to college, but could not decide which course to take.

Gina said: “We have discussed getting more qualifications but just thought there’s no point when we don’t know what we want to do in the future. We wouldn’t know where to start.”

The couple are adamant that whatever they do in future, they want to enjoy the same luxuries as now. Gina said: “We spend £40 a month on clothes for Tullulah-Rose. It’s important she looks nice.

“We like a takeaway too, Why shouldn’t we? It isn’t like I’m some scrounging single mum trying to cash in. It’s silly to think I’d actually be better off financially if Danny walked out on me and my daughter than if one of us got a job.

“Anyone else would do exactly the same if they were in our shoes. It’s actually really hard for us. We’re in a lose-lose situation here.”

 



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:17 AM

Well i didnt read the whole OP, too much of it, but i got the just of it.

 

Thats a stupid excuse the first couple came out with "we are entitled to our benefits because of all the years our parents paid tax's".....yes your parents....not you!!!!.    Your parents are not you, they are other people.    You cant piggy back off the merrits and toils other people have done to justify yourselves!!.

 

But this is a problem though, if people can gain more money living off benefits compared to going to work, wheres the motive and push to get them to find a job?.    I mean having a job and going to work to a degree does have exspenses with it, like traveling there and paying child keeping exspenses, so something needs to change in that department.



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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:08 PM

Gina admits: “We could easily get a job but why would we want to work — we would be worse off.”

This is the reason I think that anyone Joining the Benifit System should get the Benifits, at the level it is today and capped.  But the Amount should never rise for any Claiments.  That way it will be worth takeing a job as Inflation and pay rises will push the cost of liveing higher over time.

But the Claiments should never rise with Inflation.  And it will never be worth staying on benifits.  Its should be a safty net as ment to be, NOT a life style.

 

“We would work, but it’s just not worth our while because without qualifications we’ll only earn about £14,000 a year. That’s a lot less than what we get now. We need more money so we can maintain the way we live now but have a few extras, like holidays.

People who go to work Pay Tax on that amount, and try to get overtime for the extra's.  Thats the self respecting people, The best qualifications is to get up and turn up every day for the job you have.  THEM PAIR fail at the first hurdle.  Waist of Space.

 

Richard Branston left school with out any Qualifications..........Look at him now, He never at benifits he got off his Arse, that whats got him a good Lifestyle.

 

 

Not sure what a pack of ciggies cost, But at £6.  That will be £84 Over payed in Benifits.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 05:01 PM

& that's why I hate this country.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:49 PM

& that's why I hate this country.

 

why don't you move to East Europe then  Plod ? It may be nicer for you when your life is restricted to do a few things you actually need for simple living and you will see which country you would hate more :) 


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

why don't you move to East Europe then  Plod ? It may be nicer for you when your life is restricted to do a few things you actually need for simple living and you will see which country you would hate more :)

 

I wouldn't be restricted, I'd have a job. It's called hard graft, you work hard and you get the things you want. It should never be handed to you unless you REALLY REALLY REALLY need it! I'd be up for bringing Pauper houses back.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:55 AM

There is a simple solution, don't actually give people all this money.

 

Benefits are made up of an amount for food, and an amount for bills.

 

Give food vouchers (not alcohol) and then give them vouchers for electric, gas etc.

 

If there is no actual money in most of these peoples hands they would work, the only reason they don't is because they have the money to do what they want without needing to work.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

I wouldn't be restricted, I'd have a job. It's called hard graft, you work hard and you get the things you want. It should never be handed to you unless you REALLY REALLY REALLY need it! I'd be up for bringing Pauper houses back.

 

You would be restricted, if half of the things you have around you, would not have been available, and you would need them because of your personality :)   


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Posted 08 January 2016 - 08:59 PM

Arrest must be going down. It makes no sense. It cost more money to even arrest the person. Let alone jail time. The only reason to do it is to feed the beast.




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