Good heavens! Is this some kind of joke article, written to encourage outrage?! ;-)
Whatever it is, I had to read it twice, in order to try and understand
where this woman is coming from.
In the end, I decided that either she, or I, must be living on another planet.
Way back in the 1920s, social reformers such as Eleanor Rathbone, made a case
for a universal Family Allowance. They saw it as a way to (wait for it)
alleviate poverty in big families.
( Note that, Mrs Greedy Pants! )
I'm sure that, at the time, this was a good idea although it wasn't until 1946
that this idea was implemented. Family Allowance of 5 shillings a week
was given for the second and any subsequent children in a family.
But times have changed!
We live in a different world and, in my opinion, it's a world of two words...
Debt and Greed.
We have come through a culture where we have been encouraged to take on debt,
regardless of our means. And thus, we've become far too greedy.
Like Adam and that forbidden fruit, the temptation has been too much for many of us and we
have lived way above our means, barely giving our future a thought.
Live for the moment, grab all we can...borrow,borrow,borrow....and so on.
And I think that we've lost sight of certain values as we've clamoured
for more of everything.
Reading the above article actually made my blood boil.
Many people seem to think that they have a god given right to state benefits!
This woman is one of them. She has become so dependent on Child Benefit rather
than looking upon it as a bonus. What gives her the right to expect the state
to fund her family?
In fact, what gives anyone the right?
And the biggest question is, that before she decided to lie down and
give birth to these children, did she not for one moment think about how
SHE was going to fund their future?
Is it not disgusting that SHE ( like many others ) should expect the state
to play its part in funding the upbringing of her family?
You chose to have them, Mrs, you fund that choice!!
SO, I think that is downright disgraceful.
And look at the salary that she and her husband bring home!
Living above their means... no thought...selfish to the core, if you ask me!
Passing the responsibility on to others. Because that's what it is!
She's not living in the real world or giving any thought to the genuine needy in this country.
Rant over...although I do think that the whole benefit system in this country is a farce!
But that's for another day...maybe! ;-)