"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 - 22:31 | 3054393 Kastorsky
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hallelujah brother.

but unfortunatly it is beyond reach for product of american education

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:59 | 3053953 Saro
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I actually agree with you.  Once you come to the realization that it's not "Rich vs. Poor", or "Workers vs Welfare Queens", but "Everyone vs. The State", it all becomes so much clearer: The state owns nothing legitimately.  It traffics solely in stolen goods. 

So I say to her, "Take everything you can legally take and more if you think you can get away with it."  Better in the hands of her and her children than the sociopaths/bankstas running the country.  Who knows what kind of crazy bullshit they'd spend it on otherwise (probably blowing up children in a third-world country).

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:16 | 3054051 Karlus
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Look, my biggest issue with the eaters is that they do not contribute anything. Worse, they drag.

Look at the company that invented the microwave oven. Yeah, they made a profit, a big one. But also look at how much time and labor they save for people. Its not a 1+1=2....its more like a multiple of that.

Capitalism (true capitalism) provides fertile soil for innovation and the reward is nice riches. Selfish, sure it is. People can also be altruistic, but dangle some money out there and watch people apply themselves.

Socialism and social justice does nothing to improve the human condition. It cannot by definition. You are transferring from success to failure.

Sound hard? It is. Social darwinism? Yeah, but it leads to a better mankind.

I also dont like corporate welfare and cronyism. Just because I am against social justice makes me love other socialism? Not really. There need to be ground rules for playing the game (property rights, intellectual property....etc) but the point is to contribute in some way towards society good.

"If you cant be an athelete, be an athletic supporter" -Greece

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:19 | 3054069 vast-dom
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that explains it! only a dumb fuck would use a microwave to cook and reheat with! keep cooking dumb ass! whoah! 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:27 | 3054110 Karlus
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Keep down arrowing me, tamika. It's coming brotha, be ready.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:29 | 3054128 vast-dom
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i am so ready son. and if i extand a hand to you when the shit splatters the fan i promise you that your dumb ass will behave.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:54 | 3054468 akak
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First you're raging against turkey and Thanksgiving, now it's microwave ovens ---- honestly, what the fuck?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:32 | 3054724 Chuck Walla
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Socialism and social justice does nothing to improve the human condition. It cannot by definition. You are transferring from success to failure.

Brilliant quote!


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:25 | 3054938 Parrotile
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The nice thing about the humble domestic microwave oven is that the innards are so very useful once the oven has died; For example (in no particular order) -

http://hackaday.com/2012/08/17/a-huge-microwave-powered-bug-zapper/ - to deal with a "larger than usual" insect problem!

http://www.thebackshed.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2355&PN=5&TPN=1 - DIY electric fence (retain link for inspiration once the present economic system collapses!!)

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/gadget.htm loads of other ideas - including a neat cattle prod (to go with the above)

Of course if you REALLY need HIGH voltage, you'll need to visit this site - http://www.electricstuff.co.uk/ Marx Generator heaven!


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:20 | 3054074 SAT 800
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When you feed mammals they reproduce. I hate her and the game; her because she represents the wildly exponentiating population of genetic sub-normals who will make any solution impossible; and the :"game" becuase it's criminal folly at its worst. The English Government is destroying England, in the name of completely mindless and thoughtless, "compassion"; as though actions did not have consequences. Actions do have consequences. If she has an IQ over 95 I'll give you $1,000 in cash. genetics is real. sub-normals are real. they breed true. It's time for the great dying off, it's no time to be feeding breeders.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:24 | 3054095 vast-dom
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keep hating hater hater!


i suggest better you tend to your side of the street and mind your biz a bit more and maybe just maybe that hatred will soften up a bit.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:37 | 3054159 SAT 800
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Fuck you Idiot. Shut the Fuck UP.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:46 | 3054210 vast-dom
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Man O Manischewitz! Drink up my niggas!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:02 | 3054278 Abitdodgie
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The way i see it is that we have been paying the bankers massive amounts of money (unemploment) for them doing nothing besides ripping us off . So now she has turned the tables on the bankers and they are paying her for doing nothing for the final years (months) of this ponzi , she got a pay out did you? 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:25 | 3053794 Uncle Remus
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I'd think shoes for those children would be at the top of the list.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:22 | 3054087 SAT 800
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They're females; spaying and deportation are at the top of the list.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:26 | 3053795 surf0766
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Get off your ass and find your own dam job !

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:32 | 3053816 yabyum
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Unless you have been living in a cave, there are no damn jobs. and we old farts are not quitting ours.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:50 | 3053830 surf0766
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".... there ate no damn jobs. and we old farts are noy quitting ours."


I ain't sayn' VP or EXEC VP.


Sucks that I caught it before your edit...

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:51 | 3054958 Parrotile
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I suspect quite a few of us "not quite so old farts" cannot afford to even think about quitting our jobs - especially in view of likely future circumstances, many arising at least in part because of the actions of the wantonly unemployed (and unemployable) such as this case?

Seems "easy income" counts for more than the sense of achievement associated with "earning" said income?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:25 | 3053797 foodstampbarry
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Keep obama in world president!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:33 | 3053833 surf0766
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He gonna do more

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:35 | 3053841 Karlus
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>Keep obama in world president!


Yah know!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054061 Karlus
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Looks like some socialist brits have figured out the down arrow.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:27 | 3053801 caustixoid
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Sounds like a made-up story by Frank Luntz -- get the peasants mad at the single welfare mom queen (who is black to boot).   Is your life screwed by LIBOR manipulation?  unaffordable wars?  massive student loans?   NO!  "Pay no attention to the right hand, look over here at the left hand".  Hope they warned her about the death threats before they cut her a check.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:50 | 3053905 ronaldawg
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Yeah just ignore the welfare moms whose votes are being bought by the banker establishment.


(or nothing to see here - just move along)...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:06 | 3054302 VisualCSharp
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Or, you know, we could focus on all the issues. Maybe you can't, but the rest of us ZHers can.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:28 | 3053806 fbrothers
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If she can do that, she needs to run the budget for the U.S. Most of it sounds phony.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:32 | 3053831 Cathartes Aura
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. . . but does it make you angry?  does it fry yer brain??

because that's all this story is - check the boxes:  black woman welfare unmarried mother

none of the attention on white man rich banker sociopaths. . .

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:42 | 3053866 alien-IQ
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You might enjoy this article if you haven't already read it. I'm starting to see this same phenomenon and tone here lately....frequently actually.

CEO Evening News?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:46 | 3053879 surf0766
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Peddle that shit somewhere else

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:19 | 3053931 Cathartes Aura
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that. is. hilarious!

On November 19, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein was tapped for his apparent expertise in long-term budget forecasting. His message was simple: Benefit cuts are necessary. "The entitlements, and what people think that they're going to get, because it's not going to--they're not going to get it," he asserted.

seriously, you couldn't make this stuff up - and yet, they do.

thanks alien, new moon week entertainment, heh.

edit: new moon, not full - not that most here care, sure. . .

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:28 | 3053808 harry555
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And this my friends, is why Britain is well and truly fucked for good.

Some low IQ nigger who shouldn't even be in the country in the first place gets paid to breed yet more worthless niggers. Those same worthless niggers, whose brains will be too small to do anything productive, will be the ones who murder, rape and steal in the years to come.

It's bad enough now when the govt can keep them at bay by bribing them with indigenous Britons' hard earned taxes. When the money finally does run out, and the worthless coons are still expecting a solvent white man to pick up the pieces, they will burn the place down.

Nice knowing you western civilisation. God how I yearn for another Adolf Hitler.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:34 | 3053840 Cathartes Aura
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yes, this is why Britain, and the rest of the "first world" empire is fuc't.

God how I yearn for another Adolf Hitler.

keep breathin', he's on his way. . .

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:35 | 3053845 yabyum
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Harry, Stormfront called: They miss you!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:40 | 3053861 vast-dom
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harry555 my IQ will shame you and your entire family and I'm a nigger and a jew. i promise you it's too easy to denigrate this forum with your hatred, but in my face you would run to your KKK posse you fucking low-life coward.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:56 | 3053933 ronaldawg
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He said "nigger"..... he he he

No wonder vast-dom is such a commy-psycho - hates Thanksgiving and all that. 

He has the black entitlement chip on his shoulder. 

Vast-dom it is hard to get out of bed in the morning with that huge burden that you put on yourself.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:56 | 3053936 Oquities
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based on your illogical meanderings, you are lying about your IQ.  did you take one of those free internet IQ tests?  also, are you the reincarnated Sammy Davis, Jr. (nigger/jew?)

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:01 | 3053959 vast-dom
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every day above ground is a day to give thanks. i don't need anyone to tell me when to roast and eat and celebrate. you fucktards need to wake the fuck up. yeah i was nibbling on that gov cheese while i rocked all the IQ tests. and what i write is illogical to you not because it isn't unintelligent, but because you clearly can't handle contradictions and that which isn't binary.  

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:04 | 3053979 Oquities
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manningless blather, false bravado and naked egotism.  congratulations, mr. self-love.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:09 | 3054004 vast-dom
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:14 | 3054042 harry555
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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:59 | 3054859 ronaldawg
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I swear to G*d that vast-dom is OBAMA!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:59 | 3053954 harry555
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Why on earth shouldn't I hate when these people come into my country and destroy it?  They don't do it wilfully (in most instances), but that doesnt excuse their behaviour.



Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:03 | 3053975 vast-dom
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harry you fucktard listen up: you have no control over how the planet developed and what races are where etc. what you also can't seem to control is your trans-generational hatred. that is the limiting factor here. so go don a hood, grab a torch and go try and lynch a nigga you POS.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:05 | 3053980 harry555
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Why on earth shouldn't I hate when these people come into my country and destroy it?  They don't do it wilfully (in most instances), but that doesnt excuse their behaviour.

Your response to my statement is yet more proof (if any were needed) that niggers are violent and unsuited to life in developed countries.


As for your allegedly high IQ, I doubt it....







Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:11 | 3053992 vast-dom
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you a native injun fucktard? you are the one that came here shit for brains! 


and my nigga the extreme right tail of the distribution of the bell curve is populated by Ashkenazi Jews, closely followed by Asians. and No i didn't need to look at the above WIKItard link.


allow me to reiterate: I LOVE MYSELF! SING IT BITCHES: I'm black (even if you're not) and I'm proud!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:12 | 3054023 harry555
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"extreme right tail of the distribution of the bell curve is populated by Ashkenazi Jews, closely followed by Asians"


I never disputed that nigger brain.  Try reading the post first and THINKING next time.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:15 | 3054048 vast-dom
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but I'm an Ashkenazi nigga, get it?


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:28 | 3054121 harry555
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Nigger DNA will win out in that instance....sorry.

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