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I dare you to think this benefits couple is reasonable

(179 Posts)
lainiekazan Tue 23-Jul-13 07:58:36

Dh's brother and wife are very comfortable: large house, Range Rover, etc.

Their dd lives with her boyfriend in a country cottage on housing benefit. Neither work due to depression. They run a car, have holidays, nice clothes financed by their parents.

Now the dd is having a baby, and they are awaiting a new-build HA home in dh's brother's village.

The boyfriend is a professional student (he told me he can always find funding as he is unwaged and independent) and he said that their dc will be privately educated because it/they will be eligible for bursaries.

Surely IANBU for all this majorly sticking in my craw?

missmarplestmarymead Wed 24-Jul-13 21:51:30

I shall have to wallow in ignorance!

Crumbledwalnuts Thu 25-Jul-13 08:58:31

It is not your money and if you don't like contributing to our welfare state, go live elsewhere!

It is my money, I'll vote for how I want it spent, and you should be careful what you wish for. People do go elsewhere when all the turkeys vote for Christmas, and when lots of contributors go, perhaps you will be in rather a pickle.

FasterStronger Thu 25-Jul-13 09:17:32

feegle - not really sure why you are contributing then.

Crumbledwalnuts Thu 25-Jul-13 09:49:32

45 applicants for every job or 45 applications?

Statistics like that are misleading If 45 people apply for 45 jobs then all the jobs have 45 applicants but there's no shortage of jobs.

You really don't have to exaggerrate the unemploymnet problem we have. Sadly many thousands of jobs created during the boom were not taken up by people who were entitled to welfare. They simply weren't, and that's a fact.

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