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Old 03-04-2013, 10:44
Everything Goes
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I have my own small business, my wife works part time, my kids are at Uni/college and whilst we have a reasonable standard of living we do know people who have never worked a day in their lives (not legitimately anyway) and are better off than we are.
They've played the system very well and have made it work for them.
We also know people who have been made redundant who are now on benefits, and because they haven't been in 'the system' from the start they are finding it a real struggle.

There's something broken when it pays to be a long term benefit claimant as opposed to working and paying into the system, where you get shafted if you lose your job.

I have a friend who's never worked and has a one year old car, and has a life of riley. He's now looking for a job because those 'bastards in goverment' (his words) are starting to make it harder for him.

It's a strange world we live in.
I know a few people like that. None of them friends I might add. One has never worked a day in his life and he's about 40 years old. He spent his life on sickness benefits and is worried that his cushy life might end. Another enjoys his rounds of golf whilst on sickness benefits. Its a hard life!
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