"Better Off On Benefits"

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There is "no point" earning less in a minimum wage job is how Leanna Broderick - 20-year-old mother of two - justifies the benefits she claims adding that "she is better off on benefits" and would not get a job unless she could continue her luxury lifestyle, which includes designer outfits, holidays abroad, clubbing, lunches out and expensive gifts for her daughters Zelekah, two, and Zakirah, one. The UK's Daily Mail reports that Leanna saved GBP2,500 (~USD4,000) last year while living on GBP15,480 (~USD25,000) which she intends to spend on iPads and gold earrings for her kids - adding that "This way, taxpayers know I'm raising two well-brought-up kids." However, all is not rosy in Leanna's house as she fears next year may not be so lavish because of Government benefits cuts. "I'm not against the cuts, but only if the Government helps me find a job," she said, "In the meantime, I’ll stay on benefits and get as much as I can out of it."


Via The Daily Mail:

While many families are worrying about how to afford Christmas this year, one jobless single mother has revealed she receives so much in benefits she has £2,000 to spend on designer gifts, clothes and partying.


Mother-of-two Leanna Broderick plans to buy 20 presents for each of her children, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren outfits, iPads and gold jewellery.


The 20-year-old, who has never worked, claims nearly £15,500 a year in state handouts.




She claims she is better off on benefits and would not get a job unless she could continue her luxury lifestyle, which includes designer outfits, holidays abroad, clubbing, lunches out and expensive gifts for her daughters Zelekah, two, and Zakirah, one.


‘Last year, I saved £2,500 and my kids had 50 presents each, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren clothes and dolls, DVDs and CDs.


This year, I’ve saved £2,000 and they’ll get 20 presents each, including iPads and a new Disney-themed bedroom to share, with designer wall art and bed linen,’ she said.


She is also buying gold earrings for Zelekah, who has pierced ears, and keeping £300 for the sales and £150 for a New Year’s Eve outing.


Miss Broderick, who left school at 16 with no GCSEs, said: ‘I don’t care if people get annoyed. I don’t take advantage, I just choose to save – it’s smart.’


She said there was ‘no point’ earning less in a minimum wage job and having to pay for childcare on top.


After becoming pregnant at 17 with her on-off 23-year-old boyfriend, Miss Broderick was allocated a temporary three-bed council house.


When Zelekah was eight months old she considered working in care, but then became pregnant again by the same man.


Now split from the girls’ father, she has a new two-bedroom council flat in Croydon, South London, with a garden, which is paid for by her £111 weekly housing benefit – part of £1,290 a month total claim.


She said: ‘I didn’t want to miss out on my kids’ childhoods or have someone else raise them. I’m not one of those girls who gets pregnant for the benefits.’


The money for Christmas comes from the £250 she saves each month, which she said shows she is ‘really responsible’.


She adds: ‘Anyone who thinks people on benefits don’t deserve nice things is talking rubbish. I work 24/7 as a mother.


This way, taxpayers know I’m raising two well-brought-up kids.’


But she admits Christmas might not be so lavish next year because of the Government’s benefit cuts.


‘I’m not against the cuts, but only if the Government helps me find a job,’ she said.


In the meantime, I’ll stay on benefits and get as much as I can out of it.’

The full feature appears in Closer Christmas issue, on sale now or go to www.closeronline.co.uk

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:18 | 3053768 Cathartes Aura
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lol, nice illustration - get 'er done lads.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:32 | 3053823 francis_sawyer
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Obama will pay for my gas & mortgage... [& Obamafone]...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:40 | 3053844 knukles
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Institutionalized dependency.
Makes for a Great Voting Block

This is exactly why it's over.


I mean designer clothes, trips abroad, gold jewelery, clubbing?
Fuck this system.

And some folks wonder why the tone is changing out there (as well as on these pages...)


PS.  Makes no difference where... same cause and effect world wide....
No where to escape anymore....
All hail the NWO

BTW, how They, the NWO gonna finance all this shit?
Ref. EU as a model.....
Great, just fucking great....

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:40 | 3053860 tsx500
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:52 | 3053894 economics9698
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In the 1950s AFDC intentionally paid about 80% of minimum wage to unwed mothers.

The out of wedlock birth rate was 5% for whites and 24% for blacks.

Home visits for males was common. If the woman was “shaking up” benefits were cut off.

In 1962 the Supreme Court ruled home inspections unconstitutional.

In 1965 LBJ passed the Great Society welfare programs.

By 1970 benefits had quadrupled and it made no sense for low income women to get married.

Crime quadrupled.

Out of wedlock birth rates are 29% white, 53% Hispanic, and 72% black.

Of course the objective was always to create -an elite class of government workers paid on average $126,000 per year, a criminal underclass that is 4 times the prison population of China, cops, judges, a police state, while the elites rape and pillage the USA.

Fiats about to end, paybacks a bitch.

All those government workers are going to be just a bit pissed off when they realize the pension and pussy are gone.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:57 | 3053941 booboo
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"In 1965 LBJ passed the Great Society welfare programs."

"I'll have them niggers voting democrat for the next 200 years"

President Lyndon B Johnson

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:00 | 3053960 economics9698
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People hate the truth but it’s about to smack them in the face hard.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:06 | 3053993 SAT 800
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"Everybody has a plan; until they gets punched in the face"---Mike Tyson.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:08 | 3054000 fonzannoon
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She's 22. Maybe she gets hitched to a retired hedge fund owner who is sitting on a stack of gold bricks. You never know.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:13 | 3054038 flacon
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Who needs a husband when the government can look after and provide for the nation's fairer sex? I'm telling you, when this corrupt system finally implodes it will be very liberating for us men!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:14 | 3054044 fonzannoon
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I agree that when it implodes or gets fixed (never) that girl will be in deep shit. But she was not the cause she was the effect.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:27 | 3054112 francis_sawyer
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Look ~ Why the fuck do you motherfuckers give a fucking shit if this nappy headed bitch gets a free ride???...

I'm using TRAV777 attitude here because:

- I don't give a shit what any preppy ass motherfuckers think about me, my language use, or concepts

- I saw a few comments here a coupla dayz a go from TRAV [so I hope I can pass the 'anti-semitic', 'rayciss' baton (that some are wanton to fabricate because they're zombies to the JEW MSM), back to him & take a break from ZH for awhile]...



I hope the shit she has the time of her life LIVIN LARGE offa Joobux... Maybe, finally then, all you idiots will get a clue [as to what JOOBUX create, manufacture, & distribute in a JOOBUX system]...




Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:41 | 3054166 economics9698
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Yea we know what joobux are.

Table 7-1, 10th column over.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:17 | 3054330 francis_sawyer
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Life's just a cocktail party

on the street, we got

people wearin' plastic bags, directin' traffic...

some kind of fashion...

~~~ & fuck all you motherfuckers who don't get it (& think ur kewl by making dickwad blog comments thinking you make a difference by doing so)~~~




Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:40 | 3055074 IBelieveInMagic
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Red meat, Love these kind of stories. Brings out the best in ZHers!

Kudos to the Tylers for locating such stories!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:19 | 3055269 trav777
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Do I really need to say anything on this story?

Work ethic is not some universally shared human perspective anymore than cognitive function is.  Ask James Watson about that (before they destroyed his career).

the fuckin wankers in the UK WANTED this EXACT type of person in their nation, in order for it to be LEGITIMATE again.

And so this is what they have.  I am dubious as to whether this can be cleaned up...ever.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:32 | 3054397 vast-dom
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so you hate jews and niggers but what about the whops and mics that run banks? dumbass.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:57 | 3054475 TruthHunter
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"so you hate jews and niggers but what about the whops and mics that run banks? dumbass."

 Come Mondy morning he'll be just another WASP saying yessuh and acting respectful. Tonight, he's just another drunk bastard

scribbling graffiti on this 21st century bathroom stall.


Uh, there aren't any WASPs anymore. There aren't any protestants.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:32 | 3054588 vast-dom
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:43 | 3054625 economics9698
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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:37 | 3055066 IBelieveInMagic
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:32 | 3054392 ZeroAvatar
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What, they couldn't find a Mullatto to play Santa Claus?  They ( MSM) use them for ALL OTHER advertising....


............to show us what our 'America' is REALLY like. (Perception is Reality)

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:41 | 3055182 Louie the Dog
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What, they couldn't find a Mullatto to play Santa Claus? 

He's busy playing POTUS.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:55 | 3055129 SWIFT 760
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Greens arrows up for my bro Francis...

I love the word joobux. I spell it jewbux and add the word suck.


Oh, and I frequently use the words kikenvermin and kikebot.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054064 krispkritter
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UNDERACHIEVER! We've got Octomom and this, eh, whatever....


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:51 | 3054222 WillyGroper
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I've had dealings with this type that absolutely set my hair on fire. We're all paying for it. 

Thanks for the laugh!!!!!!!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:31 | 3054134 Cursive
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I was under the impression that most men had been "liberated" from having to be the husband to Leanna and the father to her two daughters.  What comes first, easy women or easy money?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:48 | 3054452 Larry Dallas
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Yes. Exactly, the government IS her husband.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:03 | 3054501 TruthHunter
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"Yes. Exactly, the government IS her husband."

Of course she cheats on him. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:20 | 3055275 trav777
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this is the "female vote"


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:11 | 3057488 Cathartes Aura
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and so Trav, what is the "male vote"?

the Unions?

the Bankers?

the Military?

Wall Street?

Corporate CEOs?

which vote has the penis behind it?  since you've identified the vagina.

balance sheets, and all. . .

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054066 nmewn
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She's 22, with two kids, on welfare.

You run the odds/risk/reward of that happening...hedge fund managers aren't saints...lol.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:25 | 3054102 fonzannoon
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admittedly she has to find a real crusty 90yr old with no family. slim chances.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:43 | 3054194 nmewn
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She doesn't need to...obviously..."government" is daddy baby.

And we have found yet another LONG WAITING LIST item in the British health care system that was presented to America as some sort of fucking model we should try & emulate.

Rubbers, pills, foam & IUD's.

Drug stores and public restrooms apparently don't exist in Britain ;-)

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:53 | 3054235 markettime
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Its bad enough these people get paid for sitting around and not doing anything. I just wish they didn't brag about it and shove it in the faces of those who actually pay taxes. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:14 | 3054337 nmewn
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Time to wind it down.

Passed down through my family was always one thing about finances & personal life...the less they know about your business, the better off you are.

I've got one little quarter laying out there now and it'll be gone tomorrow.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:05 | 3054666 knukles
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"When I grow up I wanna be a welfare queen just like mommy."

Self esteem problem?
Kind that hates the system for providing too low a quality permanent vacation life style (entitlement mentality)
Hates being looked down upon as social discard.
Will vote for continued free ride.
Will teach her offspring to do same.
Will not hesitate to procreate as marginal costs are absorbed by society
Will likely be firmly entrenched statist of questionable moral and ethical standards

What goes wrong?


(Anybody else notice the tectonic attitude shift of late, lots less tolerance, sick of the whole charade, anger and angst mounting?)

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:42 | 3054745 stormsailor
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my attitudes have become polarized and extremely strong over the last 8 years


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:52 | 3055128 eclectic syncretist
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knuckles - are you describing the woman in the article or a central banker, because it sounds like both.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 11:24 | 3055819 DaveyJones
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one is a victim, one is a perpetrator. Like the kids getting cokes in slumdog milllionaire. It ultimately blinds them.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:12 | 3054018 Hedgetard55
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Whoever junked you can go fuck themselves.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:45 | 3053880 SAT 800
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Guaranteed genetically subnormal; IQ 95; un-employable. un-educatable. will never be able to read and comprehend at the median adult rate. Is this human trash what they think built Great Britain. Socialism works fine until you run out of other peoples money to spend. But actually, it doesn't; because the genetic failures that should have died in their cat-box home countries, and kept on dying until "Mom" got the message about birth control; will guarantee the utter destruction of the entire society. Darwinism doesn't work when you try to run it backwards.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:55 | 3053932 harry555
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Exactly SAT800.  Although an IQ of 70 is probably more accurate.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:41 | 3054182 economics9698
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Come on guys it's 85.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:15 | 3055476 tango
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You hit the nail on the head.  I am a literacy volunteer and all the talk about such folks "getting educated". "learning a skill" and "contributing to society" is just talk.  She may be an exception since she saves, a rarity these days. 

It is nearly impossible for those who deprecate hard work, saving, planning, education and self-reliance to suddenly become productive citizens. It is equally unlikely that the "dole folk" can be educated or trained beyond a minimum level.  They simply don't possess the tools that should have been instilled years earlier.  A 20-something (or especially foreign) will easily learn to read but it is excruciating for those older than 40. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:19 | 3054561 Next to Arch Stanton
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The movie "Idiocracy" was not particularly good, but the premise was chilling - I was spooked by the concept many years before this type of blatant entitlement grab started showing up in the media.  And I thought the dumbing down of the population was strictly an American phenomena.   


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:58 | 3054652 adr
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are you kidding Idiocracy deserved an Academy Award for best documentary ever. Some people claim it was a work of fiction, I say you must never have been to an urban Walmart in Cleveland.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:34 | 3055113 Supernova Born
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Jules Verne was deaf, dumb and blind compared to the crystal-clear vision of Idiocracy.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:42 | 3055185 BlackVoid
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But it has already happened.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:56 | 3055394 Sgt. Oddball
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I certainly would have to concur on that point.  Last time I made the mistake a couple of years ago of stopping through the downtown Cleveland Walmart, not taking into consideration that it was the first of the month, every line was full with at least ten people and full shopping carts paying with their refilled EBT.  I simply dropped my basket and realized that I will never make the mistake of shopping there ever again.  When I first saw Idiocracy years ago I thought it was an amusing comedy, but sadly I now realize that it is about one generation away from being a documentary.

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