Apr 14 2010
This story out of the UK is just stunning. A 29 year old mother with her 8th child on the way who (obviously) has never held a paying job and a 35 year old father who quit work 9 years ago (at age 26) because UK welfare pays so well. Â No one has worked for a paycheck in this house for almost decade!
The Davey family’s Â£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.
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 off 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 Â£50 a month, a Wii games console, three Nintendo DS machines and a computer – not to mention four mobile phones.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1265508/Peter-Davey-gets-42-000-benefits-year-drives-Mercedes.html#ixzz0l4n35d8q
This is just nuts. These people look to be fairly nice, but they have become addicted to the government handout. If the father had been actually working for the last decade he would have been promoted to a level well above what they have now – that is how careers work.
You cannot provide endless handouts – it destroys the human spirit. These people are now professional leeches who know more about getting government handouts than anything else.
And it looks to be a life long cage since they don’t seem able or willing to break the bonds of the gilded (but cheap) cage. H/T Hot Air