Can you really post a comment on here, an opinion without Dunc saying it's a generalisation?
I was interested to hear about the benefits in the States, it does sound even more generous than the UK!
Some facts Dunc.
1. I believe in Benefits, when I worked with allot of Kurdish Refugees, those same Daily Mail oft quoted "immigrants who get all the benefits" I knew they got a Bed sit to share with 2 others, and about £4 a day in food vouchers. NOTHING else. They came to work for me, and they worked hard, and over 3 or 4 years saved and bought cars, found better living, began to have relationships etc The "safety blanket" worked, but only just.
2. When I was working hard 80 - 90 hours a week running a business, and investing in property, I put everything I had into it, we had no holidays, or nice things as I was investing in my families future, and was mortgaged up the hilt. My best mate, who when we met at 25 had the same as me, chose the council flat, to take many sick days, change jobs, play the system, he always had the best PC,Holidays, Flat Screen, Camera, Phone, Ipod etc etc. FACT Dunc, not a generalisation, ok you don't know him, but its still true. So now 15 years on he is in the same Flat, nothing saved for retirement, and I have a small holding and he has taken on all the flats gardens set up an Allotment group and gardens three of the allotments with another retired accountant friend of his.........It's amazing how stopping Drinking copious amounts of Cider have changed him!
So on the one hand I can see benefits as being too easily given to some, that some parents in some situations are poor parents, but also we all have a choice, and what ever choice you make they are personal and right for you. I wish you had the same open mind rather than this frankly tiresome chip on your shoulder where you feel the need to feel sorry for yourself and accuse all of things, which you later contradict ( first you were too lazy to get up, then it's your Mum having to deliver the post) You can defend your opinion by bandying about some rubbish about the Daily Mail, which is frankly very insulting, and then carry on the insult by condescending to explain that people work 24/7 in the economy? I think perhaps the Canabis has finally done it's Job! (Isn't your previously admitted habit one that does cause confusion and perhaps not just a little paranoia?)
I think the "nice" forum attitude to debate wears thin in the face of such continual hypocracy, cynical criticism of all who might have done better in life that you, and frankly confused posts.
Daily Mail..........My expletive in another expletive Sake
Millymollymandy wrote:Bloody smilies, always being used. I hate them and they should be banned.
No I won't use a smiley because I've decided to turn into Boboff, as he's turned all nice all of a sudden. Grumble grumble.