Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The 'Shameless' Welfare State

Some of the blogs like Crusader Rabbit, Oswald Bastable and others are reporting a fine Daily Mail story about welfare abuse in England.

Known as the "Shameless" family among horrified neighbours, the McFaddens "boast" three generations of adults who are not working. All ten members of the clan share a council house and live off benefits amounting to around £32,000 a year. And very happy they are, too. "The only problem is," she says without a hint of irony, "that we're living in a three-bedroom council house, which is ridiculous. "I'm asking the council for a ten-bedroom home for all of us. We need more space. It's awful sometimes when all the children are squabbling. Still, we do have a big TV with Sky, but we need some relaxation."


The News of the World reinforced the point with this story about a "preacher of Hate" (no prizes for guessing his religion), who is also feeding off the state he aims to destroy, receiving 25,000 pounds a year in benefits ( about $65,000).

The story follows on from another Muslim bludger , No Minister reported in February, who couldn't be bothered working because the same state, he too aimed to destroy, was happy to pay him , his wife and 11 kids some 27,000 pounds a year for sitting on his arse, except when impregnating his wife.

No wonder soft touch Britain has become a beacon to bludgers of whatever colour, be they British or immigrants and refugees from afar. But is it alone?

Now, I am not suspecting there's taxpayer funded 'Preachers of Hate" sucking off the state tit in downtown Sandrabad and Mt Roskillistan but I am sure there must be some equally worthless bludging scum somewhere in New Zealand, South Auckland especially.

I am sure an enterprising newspaper must be capable of finding some, even if it does not fit in with their values or agendas. I mean, the Weekend Herald might run such an expose but I doubt the Sunday Star-Times would, but who knows?

However, if anyone out there knows of similar welfare abuse, do let us know at No Minister. I am sure we can find a media outlet to put such a story to good use.


Anonymous said...

Welfare abuse - an oxymoron, surely?

The good thing about NZ's welfare state is that you don't have to look far at all for blatant welfare abuse?

there is of course the ex-fraudster that WINZ wants to employ :-)

More seriously, someone on 90K gets a 10K handout thanks to "working for Helen"

and that's from here: http://www.workingforfamilies.govt.nz/examples/

Roger is right. The next government should simply abolish WFF, DBP, Dole and sickness benefits. An order in council can do it - overnight.

Oswald Bastable said...

Don't expect the MSM of NZ to break any stories like these soon.

The families that will cooperate probably wouldn't be the right colour...