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#21 Ozz

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 12:58 PM

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What irks me the most is watching untermensch complaining about anything, when all they seem to do is live on free money, smoke weed, get tattoos and plunge balls deep into some brainless skank every night.
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Brilliantly put.

#22 Dreski

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 15:10 PM

But why do they even go on there?

Is it really worth the national humiliation for a free night in a hotel?


Well, it's not like they'll get to see themselves on telly once the bailiffs take the TV away from them...

#23 Mike Ellison

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 22:40 PM

Well, it's not like they'll get to see themselves on telly once the bailiffs take the TV away from them...

In which case the Govt will give them a brand spanking new SmartViera as taking away their telly would be some nonsensical breach of human rights. Or they'd buy one with their (alleged) benefits of up to 29k/year while the average pension remains around the 100/week mark.
People can find any reason to complain. As Berti Vogts said:

'If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim.’

#24 colin

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Posted 14 May 2012 - 23:23 PM

In which case the Govt will give them a brand spanking new SmartViera as taking away their telly would be some nonsensical breach of human rights. Or they'd buy one with their (alleged) benefits of up to 29k



I somehow doubt it. Unless you have proof then you are just posting conjecture.

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#25 Mike Ellison

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 08:26 AM

I somehow doubt it. Unless you have proof then you are just posting conjecture.

Hence the word 'alleged'. I just know that are many ways of claiming benefit (for a multiple reasons) and there are some people who take advantage of the welfare system to a ridiculous degree, but haven't yet been caught. Including the housing benefit or whatever, you could probably reach that mark fairly soon. Look at Abu Qatada: http://www.mirror.co...me-costs-687181
People can find any reason to complain. As Berti Vogts said:

'If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim.’

#26 BiggusLaddus

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 11:33 AM

29k? Easy.

I once worked with quite a clever bloke who had 4 kids and his girlfriend was a full time mum. He worked out all of his benefits and told the boss straight that unless he was paid 24k then he was just as well off staying at home.

That was about 5yrs ago, he's since jumped at the offer of statutory redundancy (very small pay out, only been there a couple of years) and they've had 2 more kids.

#27 Steve Moss

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 16:08 PM

I was emailed this recently, which sums up our entitlement system:

THE TAX SYSTEM EXPLAINED IN BEER

Suppose that once a week, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to 100.
If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this..

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.
The fifth would pay 1.
The sixth would pay 3.
The seventh would pay 7.
The eighth would pay 12.
The ninth would pay 18.
And the tenth man (the richest) would pay 59.
So, that's what they decided to do.

The ten men drank in the bar every week and seemed quite happy with the arrangement until, one day, the owner caused them a little problem. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your weekly beer by 20. Drinks for the ten men would now cost just 80.

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes. So the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free but what about the other six men? The paying customers? How could they divide the 20 windfall so that everyone would get his fair share? They realised that 20 divided by six is 3.33 but if they subtracted that from everybody's share then not only would the first four men still be drinking for free but the fifth and sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.
So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fairer to reduce each man's bill by a higher percentage. They decided to follow the principle of the tax system they had been using and he proceeded to work out the amounts he suggested that each should now pay.

And so, the fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (a 100% saving).
The sixth man now paid 2 instead of 3 (a 33% saving).
The seventh man now paid 5 instead of 7 (a 28% saving).
The eighth man now paid 9 instead of 12 (a 25% saving).
The ninth man now paid 14 instead of 18 (a 22% saving).
And the tenth man now paid 49 instead of 59 (a 16% saving).
Each of the last six was better off than before with the first four continuing to drink for free.

But, once outside the bar, the men began to compare their savings. "I only got 1 out of the 20 saving," declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man, "but he got 10"
"Yes, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved 1 too. It's unfair that he got ten times more benefit than me"
"That's true" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get 10 back, when I only got 2? The wealthy get all the breaks"
"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison, "we didn't get anything at all. This new tax system exploits the poor" The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

The next week the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had their beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important - they didn't have enough money between all of them to pay for even half of the bill.

And that, boys and girls, journalists and government ministers, is how our tax system works. The people who already pay the highest taxes will naturally get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy and they just might not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas, where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

"At a football club, there's a holy trinity - the players, the manager and the supporters. Directors don't come into it. They are only there to sign the checks." Bill Shankly


#28 thenodrog

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Posted 31 May 2012 - 18:59 PM

I was emailed this recently, which sums up our entitlement system:

THE TAX SYSTEM EXPLAINED IN BEER

I'd wager old Jimmk2 is currently frothing at the mouth, renting his clothes and gnashing his teeth.

Edited by thenodrog, 31 May 2012 - 19:00 PM.

Those whom the Gods seek to destroy they first make mad.....

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