"Better Off On Benefits"

Tyler Durden's picture

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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vast-dom's picture

ah yes you clearly lack in the humor dept. too. BTW I am quite sure that you are not Native American.

machinegear's picture

Vast and Harry, isn't arguing about how subjects under a socialist government kind'a misdirected? Socialists first determine the divisions amongst the people then pit them against each other while stealing from them all. Right? While this dim witted floozy isn't someone to admire, I also don't think she should be the primary focus of anyone's rage. She didn't enable the public theft. The politicians did that. Can't we put our collective Adolf-Nigger-Jew power to work against them?


(P.S. Then, once the policitians are dead, we can go back to taking pot shots at each other. :-) )

vast-dom's picture

i'm not arguing. i'm merely putting the ignant evil SOB in his place.

harry555's picture

I agree with most of what you say Machinegear.  It was the socialists that invited the niggers here in the first place.  I blame them more than the niggers themselves.

But if we ever (we should be so lucky) get rid of these cultural marxist scumbags, we'll kick the niggers and muslims out soon after.  Sorry VAST, its nothing personal, its just human nature and darwinism.  This is OUR country, and despite the fact that socialists granted niggers the legal right to live here, native Britons never wanted them here and will NEVER actually accept them as one of us.

vast-dom's picture

but Harry you're the biggest Nigger up in here tonight!

vast-dom's picture

what is OUR country? A nigger for Prez? A Jew working the presses? A bunch of cops? Some slaughtered Native American bones scattered somewhere? Drones spying on you ready to fire? A fucking Island sold for a necklace? Fat dumb white people throwing beer cans into a river as they ride in big blown up inner tubes down it? WTF is OUR country? It's NOT OUR COUNTRY DUMB SHIT, IT'S THEIR COUNTRY and you are the real slave!

harry555's picture

I'm referring to the British Isles.  The islands in North West Europe that belong to the English, Welsh, Scots, Irish and NO ONE else.

vast-dom's picture

lucky wanker you think you're so pure and your shit don't stink now, don't ya? don't be deluded - you and your islands certainly are owned.

akak's picture

I nominate everything above this post as the most offensive thread in the history of ZeroHedge.

WAMO556's picture

Your shit stinks? Smells like bullshit!

SAT 800's picture

looks like his cognitive plasticity is turning into cognitive runny, gooey stuff. Please specify your actual IQ, when the test was administered, which one it was, and what synagogue at which you bar-mitzvahed. thank you.

vast-dom's picture

ODB was my mohel, bitch.

SAT 800's picture

You failed to respond; but that is hardly surprising; for your information the extreme right tail of the bell shaped curve is occupied by me; at three standard deviations+; and not by anyone else you have ever met, or ever will meet. Shit Brain.

vast-dom's picture

with a combined SAT score of 800? Sure thing my Jewish bro, sure thing.

WAMO556's picture

Truly amazing! How come all of this really smart motherfuckers weren't able to beat death. Vast-Dom are you smarter then 162 grains of lead? Or faster then a EFP? All of those smarts you have in closed in a retarded body. Your just another sheep bleating about its sorry ass life and why it isn't fair that the wolf is eating you ALIVE. baaa baaaa baaaa cries the ill sheep.

WAMO556's picture

Black AND a Christ Killer? Your losing things to talk about. Maybe you should call HARPO for instructions.

Diogenes's picture

That's funny. I was just thinking we could use another Sigmund Freud.

vast-dom's picture

we are so beyond Freud and his lit crit nonsense.

ZeroAvatar's picture

50% of them have some STD, 1 in 10 has HIV....try your luck?  Third times the charm!

vast-dom's picture

yeah white people don't have STD's and HIV, right? white people made HIV.

akak's picture

Yeah, and they spread them through Thanksgiving turkeys heated in microwave ovens, right?

I tell ya, it's a conspiracy!

ultimate warrior's picture

Stupid bitch. I'll be going Galt soon and I can't wait. I do feel bad for the kids cause they're going to go hungry when the SHTF. 

yabyum's picture

What is this going galt? Where is this gulch? Are you headed back to mom&dads basement? Bad news! They beat you to it, they changed the key!

NidStyles's picture

Going Galt according to the book was starting a new country. I don't think most of the people that adhere to Objectivism really understand the faults of that idea.

ronaldawg's picture

Going Galt was also a metaphor of not helping the fucked system continue.  Don't be so literal.

stormsailor's picture

speaking of literal,  get rid of the girl at the top of the page and bring back the i take a pill for that girl,  please........................

NidStyles's picture

Can't expect people to do things that are not in their best interests. It's not exactly her cause that she was born into a system that allows such ridiculous behavior. The two children without fathers though is completely her fault, and I had nothing to do with it.

Cathartes Aura's picture

the children have fathers, that's a given.

that the woman chooses not to be married to them, doesn't make 'em disappear, unless they want to.

NidStyles's picture

Too many people assume that it's the woman's fault for not being married.

Cathartes Aura's picture

and many people think marriage is the only way "families" happen. . .

NidStyles's picture

It's not prudent to assume what other's think. ;-) You might be surprised.

Cathartes Aura's picture

Nid, I'm always waiting to be surprised.

I love surprises.

not so many, here, but there has been a newer voice added that both surprises and gets my respect.

but that's rare, as all things inspired tend to be. . .

nmewn's picture

By what logic does the taxpayer become the Uncle/Awwwnt to this extended family?

She gonna give the taxpayers some presents for Christmas?...like what, another kid for THEM to support?

Nothing like getting fucked without any pleasure involved.

SAT 800's picture

Raising two more females who will become pregnant at 16-17 and go on life-long wefare. Merry Christmas Taxpayers.

nmewn's picture

And she doesn't care, she states in the article she doesn't care if "people" are annoyed.

Let me state this as unequivocally as possible...I hope she gets run over by a herd of rabid reindeer pulling a sleigh with her worthless ex-ole man on a two week bender driving it.

That way, he'll be in jail for life and her kids will be raised (hopefully) by something other than parasites.

Karlus's picture

Its not about race. Its the fact that she is a parasite and proud of it.

While I am not for organ harvesting her and her brood, I am all for incenting her to get off of the dole. But I guess that will not happen because she will vote for more dole.


nmewn's picture

Correct, the welfare state is not about race...its about control. Always has been.

What anyone on welfare should be saying is, god damn, I say, god damn...the pusher man.


vast-dom's picture

hey asswipe and who do you think will pay for his jail for his entire life? he costs more to taxpayer inside, then she does on the outisde with him to boot. but then the banksters wouldn't profit as much if he were out. get it you dumb shit?

nmewn's picture

You live in one of those static universes don't you?...you fucking dickless wonder.

In jail, he wouldn't be copulating with every whore he finds on the side of the road. You sittin around thinking this is the only woman he knows or the only children he has or will ever have?

WillyGroper's picture


Tell that to Steve Forbes.

PhilofOz's picture

Well in Australia, once children are born within the relationship, it is at least 75% women that choose to end that marriage/relationship. As with this woman, the rewards to do so are massive, take 80% of the property built up between them, then grab up to 60% of daddy's after tax pay for up to 18 years, along with very similar government benefits, government housing, etc, as with this woman above. Fickleness is something very rewarding for any Aussie mum that weighs up the pros and cons of removing daddy from the picture!

Cathartes Aura's picture

might be in the interest of evolution to be careful when choosing a partner, and learn to select less on the basis of, hmm, appearances?  and more attention paid to integrity?

if everyone's looking for something, best to identify what that "something" is. . .

ronaldawg's picture

Yeah but in the US - the banker controlled child support system will come after you wiith a vengence.

ronaldawg's picture

Duplicate - but fuck Vast-dom and his black/jew ways.

SAT 800's picture

shut the fuck up; shit brained retard.

vast-dom's picture

it's pronounced reh'tard fyi.

SAT 800's picture

The full article specifies that the father lives in Canada; why isn't legal action being taken against him for child support?

vast-dom's picture

hey a genuis!


let me ask you a simple question: why do you think the father moved to Canada?




A: cause he was smart!