Jobless Mum ‘I’m Splashing £2k of My Benefits on Christmas Gifts!’

Closer Online, December 11, 2012

While many families are fretting over how to pay for Christmas this year, 20-year-old single mum-of-two Leanna Broderick isn’t concerned—because she’s got a £2k stash put aside to make it the best Christmas ever.

Leanna, from Croydon, south London—who’s never worked—claims £15,480 a year in benefits, including £111 housing benefit a week, which pays for her two-bed council flat.

She says she’d be a fool to give up her handouts and get a job, as it would actually leave her worse off.

And this way she has enough cash to buy designer clothes and expensive gifts for her daughters Zelekah, two, and Zakirah, one.

Leanna Broderick

Leanna Broderick

Speaking as new figures reveal around 1.6 million Brits in working families are now classed as poor—while the UK benefits bill has soared to a new high of £2bn this year—Leanna says: “Last year, I saved £2,500 and my kids had 50 presents each, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren clothes and dolls, DVDs and CDs.

This year, I’ve saved £2k and they’ll get 20 presents each, including iPads and a new Disney-themed bedroom to share, with designer wall art and bed linen. I’ll get gold earrings for Zelekah—she already has pierced ears. I’ll save £300 for the Boxing Day sales, too.

“I don’t want my girls to be teased for not having the best.”

Leanna adds: “I don’t care if people get annoyed. It makes me mad when people think they can tell me what to buy with my benefits. I don’t take advantage, I just choose to save—it’s smart. I don’t think I get too much.

I go to the Job Centre every six months, as it’s government policy, but there’s no point earning less than I get in benefits and forking out for childcare. I feel trapped in the system.”

Leanna, who left school at 16 with no GCSEs, explains: “I never showed up at school. I didn’t take it seriously. Mum was furious, we rowed a lot. So I moved into a hostel and started claiming benefits.”

The following year, Leanna accidentally fell pregnant by her on/off 23-year-old boyfriend.

She recalls: “We’d been seeing each other for a year and didn’t always use protection. I considered a termination, but I wanted my baby.”

Leanna was then allocated a temporary three-bed council home.

When Zelekah was eight months old, she considered working—but accidentally fell pregnant again by the same boyfriend.

She says: “I thought about doing care work, so started volunteering to get experience. But when I had Zakirah, it all stopped. I didn’t want to miss out on my kids’ childhoods or have someone else raise them.

“I’m not one of those girls who gets pregnant for the benefits, though—both my pregnancies were accidents. People may say I should have been more careful, but I think it’s better to be a young mum—you have more energy. The benefits are for my kids, not me.”

Leanna, who split with the girls’ father, was given a new council flat with two bedrooms and a garden, and having two kids meant her benefits increased.

She now claims £1,290 a month, including £430 in child tax credits, £132 child benefit, £444 in rent, £80 to cover council tax and single parent benefit of £180 a month—plus £24 worth of vouchers for free milk and fruit.

Leanna adds: “The people at the Job Centre have actually told me I’m better off on benefits than in a minimum-wage job. It’s the system’s fault. My kids would suffer if I worked. This way, taxpayers know I’m raising two well-brought-up kids.”

Leanna says she has enough money to regularly splash out on her children.

She reveals: “All my babies’ things were new—I had designer buggies and a beautiful nursery. I do sometimes buy Next or Gap—I’m not a snob—but I prefer designer quality. I’ve taken the kids to Canada to see their dad’s parents three times. We’ve been to Tunisia and just got back from Tenerife. It’s important they see the world—my parents and their dad chip in, too.”

And the mum admits she treats herself as well. She says: “I go clubbing with my friends every fortnight and love having lunch at Italian restaurant Prezzo. I dress nicely as I don’t want to be labelled a ’benefits mum.’

Anyone who thinks people on benefits don’t deserve nice things is talking rubbish. We work hard—I work 24/7 as a mother.”

Leanna reveals she’s been saving for Christmas for months.

She says: “I shop at Iceland and buy in bulk to get the most for my money, and my milk and veg vouchers make a big difference. I buy some of my presents in the sales—I’m always bargain hunting.

I’ve been putting aside £250 a month, which I think is really responsible of me. We’ll have an amazing 6ft tree, the girls will have new Burberry outfits and I’ll have champagne.”

She adds: “For New Year’s Eve, Mum will have the kids while I’m out clubbing with friends. We’ll have champers again—the night will probably cost £150. It’s never cheap on New Year’s.”

After that, Leanna says  she’ll be saving again—for Zelekah’s 3rd birthday party at Hamleys toy store in London. She says: “It’s £30 a head and I’m inviting 10 children—only the best for my kids. In some ways, I do have a better life than some working families, but my kids benefit. People who work just live to work, and they should cut back if they don’t have enough for Christmas.”

But Leanna admits this will probably be her last Christmas blowout due to government plans to cut benefits. She says: “I don’t know what I’ll lose, but I might not be able to save any more. I might have to work, but I don’t want to settle for any job—I want a career where I’ll earn enough to maintain this lifestyle.”

She adds: “I’m not against the cuts, but only if the government helps me find a job and gives me training. In the meantime, I’ll stay on benefits and get as much as I can out of it. This Christmas is going to be great!”

  • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

    Life on the dole…. The only way this woman will ever be self sufficient is if the government forces her to take either a training class that will allow her to get a job that pays more than welfare. How many of them are intelligent enough to do that?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

      Sadly, the only kind of job she would be fit for is scrubbing floors…but being a charwoman is beneath her.

      • MekongDelta69

        You mean, “charwoman”! She doesn’t have the skills to be either a “chairwoman” -or- a “charwoman.”

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

          Thanks, I did mean “charwoman.”

      • eonic

        I’m sure she is a first-class “scrubber.”

    • UK Expat

      The UKP15,480 must be a joke, considering the lifestyle she claims to have. Having said that, a two bedroom flat at UKP111/wk is a steal … if you are student, renting one room and sharing a kitchen and bathroom with 5 others, you are looking at UKP80/wk, so her rent is additionally subsidized through special housing provision (it is); UKP200/wk is more like it. Let us also add in the fact that the UKP15,480 is incorrectly calculated from a weekly/4 week month basis. The adjustment for corrected rent is: UKP19,752! Then for corrected week/yr cycle (48 vs 52; benefits are weekly not monthly) the total is UKP21,398 or about $34,237 per year (at 1.6 $/UKP). Tax free!!!

      This massively productive citizen gets UKP21,398/yr (not to mention free school meals, school uniforms, free dentistry, and perhaps other freebees/support). It is odd. If I were a recent grad in the UK with a non-working wife and a child, I would be lucky to get UKP17,000 (taxable) a year! Plus I would have about UKP30,000 debt from my studies.

      I am from a poor family and started my studies in the UK about the time the massive increase in higher education happened (i.e. 7-10% of school leavers became 25%… now more … going to university), they had not really sorted out stipends for grad students, amounts then were rarely above UKP8K. Well, my Ph.D. stipend was UKP5000/yr, I worked 60-80 hours per wk. The finances were hell!

      Why the heck is this situation acceptable?

  • MekongDelta69

    If this isn’t the perfect representation of black entitlement thinking, then you’ve stumped me.

    “Let stupid whitey support me in the lifestyle to which I’ve become accustomed and expect. Too bad if I have more money than people who work. That’s not my problem. I earned it because I’m black. And even though I never went to school and got pregnant twice because I didn’t care if I got pregnant, I demand training paid for by whites, and when I’m done with my training, I demand a high management position which pays extremely well, even though I have no qualifications whatsoever. Why? Because I’m BLACK. Now shut the hell up and give me your money.”

    • 48224

      Wouldn’t it be wonderful if white people got smart and started paying these women to get their tubes tied? I’ll be if they were offered $5,000….90% of them would get fixed. This solves a whole host of problems including: Crime would go down, welfare rolls would shrink, schools would improve….taxes may even go down.

      • Jeff

        Should be way more than $5,000. This woman is spending nearly $5,000 per month of taxpayer dollars, and that’s before her offspring start committing crimes and needing welfare of their own.

        I would say the payment should be closer to $500,000. Plus a total cut-off of welfare, so these women will end up starving and will leap at the chance for $500,000. It should be the full procedure – not just tubes tied (that is reversible) but removal of ovaries or something like that to make it absolutely irreversible.

        Spending up to one million dollars per black woman of reproductive age for permanent sterilization would pay for itself within a few years, easily.

        • http://www.facebook.com/carolyn.d.johnson.90 Carolyn Davis Johnson

          Exactly. That money would end up back in the economy soon enough as they would spend it quicker than you can say “I beez pregant!”

      • Xerxes22

        The religious fanatics would be against it, so would leftists and Black and Hispanic groups. We can’t even sterilize violent criminals in this country.

    • fakeemail

      She is a de-facto slave master to working white people.

      Though, she is of course just a pawn of the real masters.

  • OlderWoman

    That kid on the left looks like a monkey.

    • IstvanIN

      …just not as cute.

      • OlderWoman

        Why do blacks have two-toned hands and feet?

        • IBWHITE

          They share DNA with chimpanzees that no other race does.

        • IstvanIN

          They had their hands up against the police car when God spray painted them.

          • toldev

            The nose happened because God pushed their faces against the police car so they couldn’t scream when he pulled their tails off.

  • Nathanwartooth

    Really she has a point.

    These low IQ people can’t get a job that pays more than benefits since the benefits give you food, house and spending money. What more do you need?

    She’s also probably hooking up with guys who she gets money from. That’s all the smart welfare queens do it.

    • UK Expat

      She has a point. I wonder though, if the benefit system was not so supportive or robust, how many of these people would then better themselves? I am of the opinion that the existence of such a robust platform has contributed (partly) to lower wages … because the welfare state rather than the employer will pick up the difference. Although having folk on welfare will reduce the number of folk in the workforce providing more demand. Even that being said, if the number of illegals were lower, demand would be higher, wages would rise, and fewer would be on welfare.

      … er I don’t know … some discussion on this?

      • toldev

        If the benefit system was cut, most would not do any better. Bantus simply are not very productive. This is the reason why Bantus have never been able to build a first world society.

        In the United States, there wasn’t much in the way of benefits or welfare prior to the war on poverty. At the time most Bantus lived in shacks without running water. The Bantus have been at both ends of the benefits spectrum within the last 60 years. This proves that they are not able to sustain a much higher standard of living here than what the do in Africa unless whitey subsidies them.

        The other question that has to be asked is: Is welfare or benefits the lesser evil? With the welfare state, you have to pay taxes to subsidize the Bantus and you have a system that is a magnet for illegal immigrants. If you take the away the welfare state, you have to deal with unintelligent Bantus entering the workforce in mass. That means you are going to have to deal with a lot more Lakesias at fast food places and the post office. The worse problem is that the entitlement mentality is so ingrained in Bantu culture that there will be massive riots as soon as the freebies are cut of. It is also likely that Bantu on white crime will increase several fold for years afterwards.

    • pcmustgo

      Yup, they all have boyfriends, usually drug dealer boyfriends.

  • Xerxes22

    “The following year, Leanna accidentally fell pregnant by her on/off 23-year-old boyfriend When Zelekah was eight months old, she considered working—but accidentally fell pregnant again by the same boyfriend”. Gee, I wonder how those two accidents happened.

    • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

      Has she never heard of birth control? Oh,but if she had used birth control, she would not get welfare? When I grew up, it was shameful to go on welfare. Where has the shame gone?

      • dukem1

        It used to be shameful to have a kid without being married, let alone two! But she wants to raise her kids “well-brought-up”. Yeah, to be just like mummy.

        What a fine kettle of fish this is.

      • eonic

        Do blacks ever have any shame ?

        • Robert Binion

          Only blacks could make compassion a sin.

        • Sloppo

          YES.

          Below is a link to a story. It is about 4 boys between the ages of 9 and 14 that gang raped an 8 year old girl. There was no mention of any shame from the rapists or their families of course, but the father of the little girl wants to discard his own child because of shame.

          http://www.courant.com/ktla-gang-rape-boys,0,3447941.story

          • eonic

            I meant shame for their own actions. The “shame” in that story is “loss of face” among one’s own kinfolk.

          • Sloppo

            Ok. I believe the best place to look for that kind of black shame is in a courtroom.

    • mobilebay

      I’m still working on how one “falls” pregnant. I’m sure going to watch where I’m walking from now on!

  • Nicholai Hel

    “The following year, Leanna accidentally fell pregnant by her on/off 23-year-old boyfriend.”
    Oops! She slipped on a banana peel.

    “The people at the Job Centre have actually told me I’m better off on
    benefits than in a minimum-wage job. It’s the system’s fault. My kids
    would suffer if I worked.”
    The welfare state knows best.

    “She says she’d be a fool to give up her handouts and get a job”
    So who’s the fool?

    • fsagas

      We are fools.

  • alas

    I don’t care so much that she leeches off the taxpayer but it’s that we’re subsidising these black people to have more kids! We are actually paying for our own extinction. Sterilize all of them who are hear, it is the only humane way to deal with this situation. At best, allow them to have only one child, so that in two generations, there will be hardly any. It’s crazy not to.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W25W7Z72IPG34VCBTTORC7GE3U Steven

      I wonder if they will grow up to vote for more benefits?

  • Bill

    The only thing missing to make this the perfect National Geographic picture moment is the two plates behind her lips her kind are seen with in that graphic magazine.

    • Bill

      By the way. Where’s her husband in that picture? Oh. Never mind……………….

      • http://twitter.com/LavMenace Crystal Lee Evans

        Marriage…These folks have no concept of marriage. Her boyfriend will never marry her.

        • OlderWoman

          If she married she’d lose her benefits. Isn’t that how it works in America?

      • Magician

        Very likely the two little princesses in that photo have different daddies and none of the daddies were ever legally married to their mother. I also would not be surprised if the mother doesn’t even know where the girls’ fathers live at the moment.

  • Luca

    Britain has clearly made strides in race relations that we Yanks can only aspire to. Their blacks don’t speak ebonics, and only have two kids on welfare by the age of twenty. However, some things are oddly the same. She won’t work, wants the Gov’t to train her, feed her, house her, clothe her, and pay her for her illegitimate kids. Of course baby-daddy can’t work either because if he did they would rob him to pay for child support. Poor blacks in the western white world seem to be trapped in this system that doesn’t allow them to work.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Just wait until the British taxpayers who are footing the bill for this welfare queen also decide that they will not work.

  • PesachPatriot

    wow…i’m pretty sure that this story is the literal definition of chutzpah. I’m sure she deserves it because of great britain’s role in the slave trade several hundred years ago, european imperialism which did such awful things in africa like building roads, schools, hospitals and trains…we must undo white privilege (sarc)

    Why is it that when jews started coming to the Anglosphere(US, UK, Canada, Australia) we couldn’t speak english, we didn’t get these generous benefits or a jewish history month, or free lunch and breakfast at school. I actually joke around with one of my irish/german mixed friends that jews and irish and italians who came to the USA during the age of immigration from 1880-1930 were suckers for learning english so quickly, we could have insisted on retaining our native languages and today instead of press 1 for spanish it would be press 2 for gaelic, 3 for yiddish and 4 for italian. My parents told me a long time ago that the most shameful thing other than murder or robbery for a person is to be able bodied and not work for a living. I guess her parents never gave her the same talk.

    For the european readers…which country there is the most socialist? Is it the UK, France or Sweden?

  • Howard W. Campbell

    Just wait until the day the benefits run out. Yes, white people can and do go broke and we cannot magically create money (unless our name is Ben Bernanke). I hope that white Britons load up on baseball bats, chains and anything else that can be used as a weapon.

    • purestocles

      What makes you think that her benefits will run out? I’ll wager that her benefits will outlast gainful employment for working whites in GB and the USA. In other words, you will walk the plank before she (and others of her tribe) does. The investment bankers who run America want to see you broken and her kind flourish. And they are more powerful than any other faction in our government. They own both parties and because we have winner take all elections viable third parties are virtually impossible. What we need is a parliamentary system of representation where congressmen are seated in proportion to the number of votes their party receives. Only in this way can minority voices–like that of working whites–hope to express themselves effectively. Unfortunately, such a change to our Constitution can only be brought about by a willing Congress (Hah!) OR a convention of 2/3 of the State legislatures–which is at least possible. Those who advocate succession should look into this mechanism rather than waiting for the Republican Party to come around to their point of view.

      • Howard W. Campbell

        Be that as it may, it still takes competent white (or asian) males to keep the water and power running, the roads in good repair and other vital services running. Sooner or later, even the elites will throw these people under the bus.

        • OlderWoman

          I thought this Jesuit thing called Redistribution of Wealth was what this is all about. Robbing whites, paying blacks.

      • FourFooted_Messiah

        I don’t really know how other parliaments work, but Canada’s parliamentary system as a “first past the post” system. We vote for the party we want, usually regardless of riding candidate.

        This system is open to abuse, too. ie, if Canada gets too many non-Anglo/Franco immigrants, then we will wind up with a Punjabi Prime Minister, and Pakistani and Chinese MPs all over the country.

  • SLCain

    “I go to the Job Centre every six months, as it’s government policy, but
    there’s no point earning less than I get in benefits and forking out for
    childcare. I feel trapped in the system.”

    I’d wager tha British tax-payers feel trapped by the system too.

    ” I didn’t want to miss out on my kids’ childhoods or have someone else raise them.”

    Someone else is raising them. Paying for them anyway.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Ah, that stuff about missing out on the kids’ childhood is hooey anyway. Dual working couples have to miss things. Dads in the traditional situtaion had to miss things (think about the song “The Cat’s in the Cradle”). And crap, I’ve heard of people taking work days off because they had to bring their kid to hockey practice. Her argument holds no water.

  • Michael_C_Scott

    Thinking about this critter being able to spend 2000 pounds someone else worked to earn on her Christmas is just depressing, even leaving out the grotesque commercialization of Christmas.

    I spent most of the morning with a wire-wrap gun and a soldering iron, getting the guts of the radio-controlled pterodactyl I made Ariadne to work better after I crashed it earlier this week. It was going to be an archeopteryx, but dealing with feathers would simply have been too much of a headache, though since I hadn’t worked with fiberglass for a long time, it ended up being a headache anyway. It flies by flapping its wings and is a little bigger than a raven. I painted it after a dimorphodon illustration I found online.

    Taking a leaf from carrier aviation, the wings unlock to manually fold, and the legs can be unlocked and manually extended. This should help prevent it being damaged during storage or transport. It also looks pretty good posed that way, sitting above my computer.

    It gets hand-launched like a glider.

    There’s no aluminum anywhere in the structure, as that metal work-hardens and then develops fatigue cracks. I figure Ariadne will be crashing the beast a fair bit while she learns to fly it, so it is modular and the structure is epoxy and fiberglass. It’s quite maneuverable, as the head and tail work to help control turns. It also enters flat spins but these are recoverable.

    Ariadne decided over the course of the summer that she likes dinosaurs, so this project seemed a natural. It was a lot of fun for me, as I had not scratch-built anything like this in far too long.

    It works now, and I can fly it. Birds this morning thought it might be a predator, and chased and scolded it… from a distance after they and I learned how quickly it can turn. I deliberately put it onto my own roof, just to see whether I could dislodge it from such a position by running the controls to have it flap (throttle) and twist its neck and tail (rudder). It came down easily in this manner.

    I spent five months figuring out how to make this work, built it and finally finished the troubleshooting while in Bimbostani-occupied Croydon, the alpha and omega of “giving” seem to be running through someone else’s money.

    Sayaka came outside with me this evening after Ariadne was fast asleep and I showed her how it worked. One of the neighbors watched and asked where she could get one. Wal Mart doesn’t carry these, and Ariadne is the only one in the world who gets one for Christmas.

    • GM (Australia)

      Agree, we receive hand made presents and cards from some very poor people that my wife supports. These are far more meaningful than anything that comes from the shops.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Awesome. I’d like one for my husband, he would love it, and probably be better than I at it.

      Damn, I’m just happy we were able to have a Christmas tree this year (first one in three) and that I was able to put a couple of presents under it (I don’t need one, I just want ones under the tree!) for the man and the kitty – but both are practical gifts (a toy for the cat, and a backpack for the man; he’s been scared that his will break some day, as it is so old and worn. And yeah, a toy for Kitty is practical, I buy her food in bulk so she’s good until April or so. It’s a solo toy that attaches to the wall, I do hope she likes it.)

  • IstvanIN

    £2,000 is $3,234, to get a better idea of just what she is getting away with.

  • MAJ

    They even give their kids ridiculous names in the UK.

    • OlderWoman

      My aunt was a teacher in Las Vegas. She had a student named LaShita.

      • StillModerated

        My favorite was an American Idol contestant who brought her mother, Latrina, to the show.

        • OlderWoman

          There’s another interesting one I ran across.

          La-A ………get it? Ladasha. Wonders never cease.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            I have the best story about that. A girl who went to high school in Colorado Springs has a name pronounced “Shith-aid”. It is spelled all in one word as the English version of Scheisskopf.

          • FourFooted_Messiah

            Aw, I had a friend (one of two) in high school whose last name was Dummer.

            Boy, did she have problems. But she had me, and this other girl we hung with who had either CF or MS (can’t remember which) who we would both go visit in the hospital when she was in.

            Ah, fond memories, we once went to the Italian Grape Fest one year (they don’t card at that event) and had a great time together.

            I don’t get into social things much, so the good events do stand out rather vividly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jean-Deux/1540915347 Jean Deux

    Hmmmmm…. this is a tough one……let’s see……what if, let’s say we lowered benefits to 80% of minimum wage? you can mail me my nobel prize, I don’t earn enough to jet off to Norway, or Tenerife for that matter

    • GM (Australia)

      A minor item on last night’s TV news showed boatloads of impoverished Africans being rescued by the Italian Navy, they will do anything to get to the promised land and the seemingly unlimited wealth that will be handed out to them by way of social welfare when they get to Europe. We were also shown another boat tragedy, this one was (economic) refugees trying to get to Europe via the Greek Islands. In other words, stories like this women and her 2 children living of welfare, enjoying the good life at taxpayer expense is simply putting out the red carpet to the whole third world.

      PS, The Australian Government require single parents to look for work as soon as the youngest child turns 7. But this is an invitation for them to fall pregnant again, a much better option that to have to get up at 6 am and go to work. I find this whole story disgusting beyond belief and feel that women like this should be made to go out and scrub lavatories in return for their welfare.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jean-Deux/1540915347 Jean Deux

        reminds me of the old saying, “give it away and they will come”

  • eonic

    “…fell pregnant by her on/off 23-year-old boyfriend.” This reminds me of an old ditty :
    “She offered her honour. He honoured her offer and all night long he was on her and off her.”

  • Greg Thomas

    I think I need to go vomit.

  • cecilhenry

    That’s a parasite.

    And unashamed about it because such standards of conduct and morality are beyond her grasp.

    The fact that its allowed says a lot about the motives of the elites who permit it.

  • shmo123

    I remember telling my English relatives back in the 70’s, after blacks had rioted in Brixton, that Britain was importing poverty, strife and trouble for the foreseeable future by their immigration policies. They have only themselves to blame. Now they’ll pay forever.

    • OlderWoman

      Two words: Enoch Powell. A hero of the truth.

      • Sherman_McCoy

        And a hero of Eric Clapton, BTW.

        • OlderWoman

          Thanks for this info.

  • pcmustgo

    You sure this is a REAL story? Seems kind of fake, the whole article… I don’t believe she’s saving 2k out of that 15k british money… I believe money is coming from drug dealer boyfriend… If she did save that all, she’s a good saver- and a big spender! I guess at the same time.

  • David Ashton

    Dreaming of a White Christmas.

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      Yep. a Christmas paid for on the backs of British natives. Is this black person from Africa even a product of Christian culture, or is she just using Christmas as an excuse to spend her benefit money on trivialities?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jean-Deux/1540915347 Jean Deux

    “People who work just live to work”

    not exactly, people who work live and work to fund your lavish lifestyle

    • FourFooted_Messiah

      ie, people work to live.

      I guess she has NO concept of that at all.

      How abouts we make all these immigrants work, while we natives sit on our asses and collect royalties? That works for our “friends” in Kuwait and Saudi, after all.

  • qwerty

    I wouldn’t be too angry with her, she’s only doing what makes the most sense under the circumstances. I would do the same thing under the same circumstances, but of course I would never allow myself to wind up in her situation because I am what I am and she is what she is.

    I would be more pissed off at all the stupid whiteys over there who created an environment where it’s more profitable to sit idle than to work. At the very least, this woman should be required to report daily to some public works project as a condition of receiving the benefits, even if it’s only busy work. And she should be required to work for at least 8 hours a day, just like the rest of us. There is plenty of litter in the streets that needs to be picked up. Grafitti could be scrubbed off of walls, etc. As for daycare while she’s out working, other welfare recipients could be “hired” as daycare workers, as part of the public works program. The whole thing could be self-contained and (almost) self-sustained.

    It would actually be good for her and her kids. And the people who pay taxes to support her wouldn’t have such a red ass about it if they at least got cleaner streets out of the deal.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NQHEAYZCMBOERHG2VZRDQ3YUSQ Felix

      You have a point. It’s the “do-gooders” who have enabled her whom we should most blame.

    • fsagas

      I agree. We are the fools (mod silenced it) that permit it.

      I’m more angry at the people who enable this then I am at her.

  • IstvanIN

    Take the total of her welfare benefits, and I am sure £15,480 isn’t the real sum total, does that doesn’t include the costs of the national health service, and give her that sum to resettle in any African nation of her choice. Now mind you, she only gets to choose the nation, the resettlement would be mandatory.

  • trans_am

    I’m white, I live in the USA, I have a mathematics degree, I work 50+ hours a week, I make less than $30,000 per year. I get no financial benefits of any kind, and have over 10k in student loan debt for my worthless math degree. I have had my degree for 6 years. I’m currently living in a relative’s home because I can’t afford an apartment.

    I would like some White Privilege please.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Try getting a federal felony conviction after 79 US and foreign patents awarded and then making sandwiches at Subway. Not much fun.

      • Magician

        Is that what you do for living nowadays? I see quite a few talented young people around me having trouble getting any job at all, as well. It does make me sad and worried.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I refuse to work anymore.

          • FourFooted_Messiah

            With me, it`s not that I refuse to work so much, as I know the things I do will be done for less by immigrants. Or so the bosses told me.

            Look, I`m a failure, I admit that. But I am a born Canadian. I get my disability benefits as a child of those Scots, Irish, Welsh and English (and yeah, French, but I`m not proud of it) who worked very hard to build this country into something worthwhile. But even I see this (explicit word I`m sure is not allowed here) is taking advantage, and nothing more. Who needs brand new designer stuff … if she thinks she or her kids are going to be made fun of for wearing second-hand stuff from the Sally Anne .. well, she`s deluded.

            And hey, I have a very warm and nice Eddie Bauer ski jacket I bought at a Sally Ann for a good price. Folks think I`m rich just because I have it. All my clothes are second-hand, but I have some very nice duds to wear when I want to look half-decent.

            Same thing with the working hubby. He just bought a second-hand leather jacket, and an English driving hat, both at a Sally Anne. He looks AMAZINGLY good in this stuff.

            Really, I can see being sick of other things being second-hand (ie, things expected to perform, that might not because they are simply too old) but clothesÉ Cripes, nice clothes are everywhere.

  • Anony

    WTF

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carlos-Arroyo/100004697019418 Carlos Arroyo

    Send her packing to the Congo with her children.

  • Laager

    “Anyone who thinks people on benefits don’t deserve nice things is talking rubbish. We work hard—I work 24/7 as a mother.”

    And so do millions of white mothers who have not “accidentally” fallen pregnant and who do not sponge off the state.

    It would be cheaper for the government to send them back to Trinidad or Africa to experience the real world where there are no benevolent whites to keep them in the good life.

  • aricfaw

    I have a family member who has 3 mixed race kids with his partner, both are unemployed, and another family member(single parent, unemployed) with 3 white kids of roughly the same age as the other family members kids. Can you guess which family can afford all the latest gadgets, expensive toys and regular trips to fast food restaurants, and which family member struggles to make ends meet? I don’t think it’s crazy to assume in this day and age of anti white government that black families get more benefits just for being non white.