Stossel: 'Serious freeloaders should move to England'

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    Many of our “leaders” want to make America more like Europe. When President Obama was in Europe, he praised the “social safety net that exists in almost all of Europe that doesn't exist in the United States."

    Vice president Joe Biden called paying higher taxes "patriotic."

    An article in today's UK Daily Mail illustrates how over time, welfare states begin to offer monstrous entitlements:

    A single mother-of-six is getting more than £80,000 [$125,000] a year from the taxpayer to live in a £2million mansion in an exclusive London suburb.

    Essma Marjam, 34, is given almost £7,000 a month in housing benefits to pay the rent on the five-bedroom villa just yards from Sir Paul McCartney's house and Lord's cricket ground.
    She also receives an estimated £15,000 a year in other payouts, such as child benefit, to help look after her children, aged from five months to 14.

    The four-storey house in Maida Vale has five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a double living room... two large flat-screen televisions ...

    Cont. (read and weep) :cuckoo:


    Entitled to a Five-bedroom House John Stossel
     
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    :doubt:

    I have a feeling that a house in McCartney's neighborhood is worth more than 2 million UK.

    This story is probably bullshit.
     
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    John Stossel doesn't do bullshit.
     
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    Did you hear him being interviewed a week or so ago? We The People bought him (JS) a golf cart worth six grand. :)
     
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    Saw that one. Wonder how many people on hoverrounds really need em? We bought those too.

    Jeeze. Nothing like spreading the wealth.
     
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    :lol: He's a slightly more refined Glenn Beck...a hysterical twit.
     
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    That's why we call you DUmmie!
     
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    Hysterical twit. Or just twit. Or just hysterical.
    Not the funny kind.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydNY-9xNzB0&feature=related]YouTube - Olbermann's "Apology" To Scott Brown[/ame]
     
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    I liked John Stossel better when he was a serious journalist.
     
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