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Inconsiderate people on benefits partying all night

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Some people on benefits are so inconsiderate.  Where I live, my neighbours either side are on benefits so they are at home all day.  I have to leave at 7.30 to get the bus to work and yes, I admit it, it does annoy me to see next door with 2 cars parked in the drive and the bedroom curtains firmly closed.

I know that when I get back, they will have all their friends round to smoke a bit of pot and that the noise will go on until 2 in the morning.

I know that not all people on benefits are like this but it does seem that having too much leisure time and quite a hefty chunk of money from the government can lead to a pretty idle lifestyle.  Unfortunately, where I live, there is a ready supply of Jeremy Kyle candidates.  I would like to move but my job doesn't pay enough to live somewhere better.

When I try to go to the post office during my lunch hour, it is absolutely packed.  Could people who are not working try to post stuff when it is less busy?  Same goes for supermarkets.  How do I know they are on benefits?  Well, a guy in a grey tracksuit pushing a massive, high end pram around in the lunch hour is a bit of a giveaway.  So is the fact that the trolley is piled high with expensive brands and cans of beer.

Cans of special brew - inconsiderate people on benefits partying all night I've worked out that by the time I pay bus fare, tax, national insurance, pension contributions and so on, I would be financially better off giving up my job.  But, there is no way I would do that.  I would be so bored.  I'm not into drugs or loud parties and to honest, I find that people who are working are much more interesting to talk to.  We can have a laugh and a bit of banter and we've actually got some real conversation.

I know that there are a lot of reasons for the complete mess that Britain has got into and I would suggest the government gets us out of the EC for a start.  The minimum wage needs to be higher as well to make it worth going out to work.  Income tax needs to be cut and MPs expenses reduced as well.  Bonuses to useless bankers should be outlawed.  There should also be a limit on how long anyone can claim Job Sleepers Allowance, like there is in the USA.

Regulations on small businesses should be relaxed to give them a chance and nobody should be better off on benefits than in work, no matter how humble it is.

I realise that it will take decades for things to change and that the government is adopting a softly softly approach as they don't want any more riots.  One day, things might return to how there were in the 50s.  I think, even with all our supposed progress, things were actually better then.

By: got my ticket


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got myticket

got myticket

@ aleedsfella

I agree that it's a small minority - I'm talking about the people in my neighbourhood. My job doesn't pay or lot so I can't afford to live in a better area. I DO get woken up most nights, though. And the whole area stinks of pot. Funny how they afford to smoke that but don't work. I have to make do with a whiff of Tippex in the office!
got myticket
17th Oct 14 20:20

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Aleedsfella

Aleedsfella

Nobody on benefits parties all night! some people who fiddle benefits may party all night or god forbid a person on benefits may have a birthday and people call around. I have been on benefits and its fooking hard!

Stop letting the media think for you! one bunch of pricks does not equal everyone else.
Aleedsfella
27th Sep 14 01:27

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Bulldog

Bulldog

'We have everything we want here!' Slovak mother of 11 who gets handouts of £430 a WEEK says she won't get a job and will stay in the UK 'forever'

ITS ABOUT TIME WE DUMP IIAN DUNCAN SMITH THE SCAM MONGER !
British people getting sanctions & some Eastern European prat gets a full handout ...
Bulldog
11th Jul 14 23:05

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got my ticket

got my ticket

@ sleepless in Wrexham

Actually, when you think about it, being called 'a whiny little t*sser' by someone like Seagulls is probably a compliment. At least he's managed to spell it right.....
got my ticket
5th Jun 14 09:16

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got my ticket

got my ticket

I think that a flat rate may just be the answer. It's incredible that people get allowances for so many different things - when you're working, you just get one salary and have to manage. Nobody asks how much your mortgage is or how many kids you have. In many countries around the world, welfare is just enough to survive on - it's a fixed rate for everyone. It's certainly not a lifestyle choice like it is in Britain. It started off as a good idea but has turned into a bit of joke - at the taxpayer's expense.
got my ticket
5th Jun 14 09:14

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sleepless in Wrexham

sleepless in Wrexham

I agree although there are a lot of people who can only find part time work or who are on zero hour contracts and their earnings may be considerably less than £250 a week. So many people in the UK just struggle on trying to manage on very little rather than have to go down the job centre. I would suggest each unemployed person gets a flat rate of £150 a week - regardless of how many children/bedrooms they have. Britain would change overnight. My lowlife neighbours would no doubt audition for Jeremy Kyle or perhaps riot - if they could summon up the energy to do something that takes them out of their house....
sleepless in Wrexham
4th Jun 14 08:49

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Dead and Buried

Dead and Buried

Benefit should be capped at £250 per week -> 40 hours of work on minimum wage.
Dead and Buried
3rd Jun 14 10:48

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boblet

boblet

Seagulls - Do you own a dog? I would love to read your opinion on keeping a dog
boblet
2nd Jun 14 19:08

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MaryW

MaryW

I try really hard not to respond to the frankly uneducated trolls that seem to hover around this site. Occasionally, I, like you, forget and post an answer, I absolutely agree with you, though. Buying earplugs and smoking weed yourself certainly aren't the answer to the ill-mannered, inconsiderate, illiterate and ill-favoured individuals that create problems for others. Cannon fodder the lot of them.
MaryW
2nd Jun 14 18:17

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sleepless in Wrexham

sleepless in Wrexham

@ seagull

Shouldn't that be the other way round? YOUR kind just exist to cause problems for others. All I am doing is going out to work and paying taxes. I can't even afford to take drugs if I wanted to.
sleepless in Wrexham
2nd Jun 14 12:52

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Seagulls

Seagulls

Why don't you get some earplugs and stop being such a whiny tosser? Try smoking a bit of weed yourself you might lighten up a bit though I doubt it - your kind just exist to cause problems for others.
Seagulls
20th May 14 22:26

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sleepless in Wrexham

sleepless in Wrexham

I'm getting fed of my neighbours who smoke pot most of the night. The fire alarms are all linked so when it goes off at 3 in the morning, we all have to come running down the stairs. I need to leave for work fairly early while they can smoke most of the night and then sleep it off. I'm tired of lying there waiting for the alarm to go off and exhausted when I finally do get to work. I'm moving out soon and I just can't wait. Why are some people so inconsiderate??
sleepless in Wrexham
20th May 14 10:12

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Fed Up

Fed Up

I know how you feel! We have exactly the same issue blighting our lives. They as referred to find all manner of excuses to have party and cause aggravation to the surrounding neighbourhood. Every time the sun comes out so does the beer, cannabis and loud music. They have 2 council properties between them (husband & wife) which is due to the recent benefits legislation whereby the husband declared himself homeless. This homeless scam is to allow him to maximise his benefits entitlement and it has worked a dream for these parasites as he has took on responsibility of his ex partners adopted teen children which realises massive financial benefit, the choice of 2 homes and now a nearly new jag on the driveway! I dread the summer as the parties will come every weekend with the police and city council totally dismissive of any assistance! THE WHOLE BENEFITS SYSTEM FOR THESE PARASITES NEEDS TO BE OVERHAULLED!! These good for nothing shirkers need to justify the benefits they receive and their attempts to contribute to the system that they have milked for most of their life!, active job seekers have to abide by DWP and government legislation rules so why should the idle classes be immune and exempt from these strict welfare rules???...The kids are born, bred and used as the house and meal ticket in most cases BUT LEADS TO MORE MONEY FOR NOTHING FOR THESE PARASITES OF SOCIETY WHO CAN ONLY DREAM OF FINDING A JOB THAT PAYS 50% OF THE RATE OF BENEFITS THEY RECEIVE....A MONEY FOR NOTHING CULTURE THAT REPEATS ITSELF TIME AND TIME AGAIN......IT HAS TO STOP!!!
Fed Up
5th May 14 11:07

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Phil

Phil

These poor unfortunates are on benefits because immigrants have taken all the jobs. They have been driven to drink by a government that has sold them down the river. Vote UKIP to rectify this wretched situation.
Phil
5th May 14 09:19

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pet

pet

I'm sorry, got my ticket, your situation sounds sad and awfull. When I lived in Wales I lived next to some 'settled' travellers. They were lovely generous people, but the dogs yapping and the rusty caravans full of wailing children and women throwing their washing over my fence to dry.. in the end, I stooped to their level, started playing loud techno all night and hanging my laundry over their fences. Not that I advocate this behaviour, but my neighbours started to behave when one day the gypsy man knocked on my door to complain about my music. My response? "I'll turn my fecking music down, when you turn your fecking dogs down?"
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30th Mar 14 22:29

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