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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vladimir, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

  2. Painted_Bird

    Painted_Bird Senior commenter

    Those kind of programmes are deliberately made to make people look bad. They're so negative!
  3. Motherofchikkins

    Motherofchikkins Star commenter

    This is the worst sort of reality TV. And it's hardly a valid social experiment as they claim. I'm sure the people involved know that when they've blown the money the TV company is hardly going to stand by and watch them starve, are they??!!!!
  4. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    What on earth does that have to do with it?
  5. finisterre_277

    finisterre_277 Established commenter

    Think he is being provocative.
  6. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Ach, it's like Grant Maintained schools all over again. Spend it like water then go crying back to the LEA when they'd spent it all.
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    £26K? That's my salary!
    nomad likes this.
  8. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I cannot understand how or why people who are sitting on there backsides all day can receive £26k in benefits. It is no wonder we are on our knees financially.
  9. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    Which shows the least class and intelligence: the people who live like this or the people who view it as entertainment?
  10. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Both IMO.
    sabrinakat likes this.
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    It does seem excessive but:-
    As a single person when I am on benefits (I'm on and off regularly atm) I receive a total of £7332 p.a.
    And I live in fairly "low rent" location. ;):rolleyes:

    Post Code could be relevant?
  12. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    That's not the reason.
    finisterre_277 likes this.
  13. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    I was referring to the career scrounger not to those like you who are 'on and off' in genuine need and have already paid into the system.
  14. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    It certainly is not helping IMO.
    Just thinking, 26k x say 1 million = £26billion plus the NHS bills, social services etc. It would be interesting to see the actual total costs. Google here I come.
  15. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    I know you were aiming in that direction Lexus.
    The amount may however be justifiable given variables like location, family size, special needs etc etc and the comparison with my own benefit income is useful to help consider the variables
  16. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Having never been on benefits I have little idea regarding what entitlements there are.
  17. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Should you be interested there are a number of sites with details sufficient for most people to understand what is and isn't available.
    Google might be your friend here but other search engines are available
  18. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    One million?

    Has google given you a more accurate figure yet?
    finisterre_277 likes this.
  19. lexus300

    lexus300 Star commenter

    Dont know, just tried to catch my wayward Siamese cat who was and still is by the sounds, fighting with a stray tom cat!
  20. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    Would you like me to look for you? Should take about 30 seconds?

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