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    Why work when I can get 42,000 in benefits

    Why work when I can get 42,000 in benefits a year AND drive a Mercedes?
    By PAUL SIMS
    Last updated at 12:02 AM on 13th April 2010

    The Davey family's 815-a-week state handouts pay for a four-bedroom home, top-of-the-range mod cons and two vehicles including a Mercedes people carrier.
    Father-of-seven Peter gave up work because he could make more living on benefits.
    Yet he and his wife Claire are still not happy with their lot.
    With an eighth child on the way, they are demanding a bigger house, courtesy of the taxpayer.

    More on the way: The Davey family at home
    'It's really hard,' said Mrs Davey, 29, who is seven months' pregnant. 'We can't afford holidays and I don't want my kids living on a council estate and struggling like I have.
    'The price of living is going up but benefits are going down. My carer's allowance is only going up by 80p this year and petrol is so expensive now, I'm worried how we'll cope.
    'We're still waiting for somewhere bigger.'
    Mrs Davey has never had a full-time job while her 35-year-old husband gave up his post in administration nine years ago after realising they would be better off living on the state.

    At their semi on the Isle of Anglesey, the family have a 42in flatscreen television in the living room with Sky TV at 50 a month, a Wii games console, three Nintendo DS machines and a computer - not to mention four mobile phones.
    With their income of more than 42,000 a year, they run an 11-seater minibus and the seven-seat automatic Mercedes.
    But according to the Daveys they have nothing to be thankful for.
    'It doesn't bother me that taxpayers are paying for me to have a large family,' added Mrs Davey.
    'We couldn't afford to care for our children without benefits, but as long as they have everything they need, I don't think I'm selfish.
    'Most of the parents at our kids' school are on benefits.'
    She added: 'I don't feel bad about being subsidised by people who are working. I'm just working with the system that's there.
    'If the government wants to give me money, I'm happy to take it. We get what we're entitled to. I don't put in anything because I don't pay taxes, but if I could work I would.'
    The couple met in a pub 13 years ago. A year later, at the age of 17, Mrs Davey gave birth to Jessica, now 12.
    She was followed by Jade, ten, Jamie-Anne, eight, Harriet, six, Adele, four, the couple's only son Tie, three, and Mercedes, two.
    'It cost too much to carrying on working as we were actually better off unemployed,' said Mr Davey.
    In addition to income support, housing benefit, child tax credits and a council tax discount, the couple receive carer's allowance and disability living allowance for Tie, who suffers from a severe skin disorder.
    Despite filing for bankruptcy 18 months ago after racking up 20,000 of debt on mail order catalogues they still insist on splashing out on four presents per child at birthdays and last Christmas spent 2,000 on gifts alone.
    'Santa is always generous in our house,' said Mrs Davey, who once applied to join the police but was turned down.
    She insists her husband would do any job 'as long as we could still afford the lifestyle we have now'.
    Mrs Davey, who spends 160 a week at Tesco, says she does not intend to stop at eight children. Her target is 14.
    And she adds: 'I've always wanted a big family - no one can tell me how many kids I can have whether I'm working or not.'


    Read more: Peter Davey gets 42,000 in benefits a year and drives a Mercedes | Mail Online

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    ferkin parasites

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    They are living a nice, lower middle class lifestyle while someone else pays for it and are still not satisfied with their lot in life... It's that precious... She will most likely pump-out a few more kids to up their dole payment... Then they can afford 2 Mercs...
    Give a man a match, and he'll be warm for a minute, but set him on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.

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    Wow, Sounds like what America is trying to go to. Yea! I pay taxes so others can live better than me off of my labors.........

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    my fucking tax money being spent on this bunch of poncing ginger cunts, makes me sick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    my fucking tax money being spent on this bunch of poncing ginger cunts, makes me sick!
    Extreme case but they are not alone. Yet one more reason why I don't give a flying shit about returning to the UK.

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    dude let's go to uk. 42000 a year for not working!!??

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    There's plenty of people working for a living in the UK much worse of than these roaches.

    What a great example to set for the kids

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    I bet he can't even touch the sides anymore....

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    I'm just working with the system that's there. 'If the government wants to give me money, I'm happy to take it. We get what we're entitled to.
    Methinks the system is to blame for providing so well that it makes economic sense to churn out kids and finish work.

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    Scum!
    "No one can tell me how many kids I can have"
    I can.
    As many as you can afford you verminous slag.
    And you're a fucking munter piece of puss dripping shit.
    This makes me furious.

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    There should be a penalty system in place, whereby if they produce more kids than is reasonable, they should be neutered at birth (the kids), just like pigs that have their teeth cut, tails chopped and balls removed.

    fukkin spongers and probably Welsh too, which hurts.

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    From what I heard about England at the moment the guy deserves a hero's medal for replenishing the stocks of dwindling Anglo Saxons.

    Go-ooon Pete, crack on son.............your country needs you.

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    We have similar programs in the USA. Falisfy your income -often with the banks assistance- and take out a bigger mortgage than you can afford. Then, when you can no longer meet your debt payments, our compassionate government will bail you out. Na, not really the government, its your neighbor that behaved responsibly and bought a house he could afford and works two jobs to pay his taxes and make his payments

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    Why is the dole bludger Dad wearing a frikkin tie?? Shouldn't be allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharleyFarley View Post
    There should be a penalty system in place, whereby if they produce more kids than is reasonable, they should be neutered at birth (the kids), just like pigs that have their teeth cut, tails chopped and balls removed.

    fukkin spongers and probably Welsh too, which hurts.
    Now, now, let's not be overreacting. Take away their benefits and let it be. Doubt they'll continue getting them for long after this media coverage. In addition, they'd already been bankrupt.

    This may be an egregious example, but I have seen this in all sorts of organizations. At uni, at work... there are people who work, and there are people who game the system.

    At uni, there were people who weren't very good studying; but they were experts in how the system works, they would trade difficult courses for easy ones and so on, and in the end get their degree just as I did.

    An here in the LOS, it's full of people like this actually. Heard a story about a guy from Austria (where I am from). He claimed to be mad. He went to the psychiatrist and told some nice stories... then he took the meds for a while (which really made him a bit mad actually), and was on disability leave, getting money from the state every month. Finally he applied and was granted early retirement for his psychological disorders. To be paid a nice monthly pension for the rest of his life, courtesy of the welfare state. At that time, he was 35. He's probably in Pattaya by now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikster
    He's probably in Pattaya by now...
    Quote Originally Posted by nikster
    which really made him a bit mad actually
    Figures.

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    Bloody white atheists taking as much cash as they can get and blah, blah, blah.

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    He may not have to go to work, but he still has to wake up to her every morning. Personally, I would prefer to work and be free to his lot any day.

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    As mentioned by others above, it's the system at fault and certainly where the USA is headed. There is no excuse to condone and encourage less than full productivity of all persons. Hand outs should only be done so with participation in state supervised employment within state approved infastructure improvement programs.
    "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff....and it is all small stuff"

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    How pathetic is about I am willing to comment on this travesty.

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    Foking hell punters,

    I recon if he is brave enough to plunge his todger into that foking horrid looking piece of lard he deserves every thing he gets.

    Some bastards will do anything for money.

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    Perhaps if there had been an increase in wages in real terms in the last 15 years, new jobs created that weren't low paid, part time and without security and childcare was affordable and available, then perhaps this couple wouldn't need to produce children to afford to live.

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    I won't be around for a while, me and the misses will be breeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    Why is the dole bludger Dad wearing a frikkin tie?? Shouldn't be allowed.

    They used to give clothing grants to 'poor' people like him so maybe they still do.

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