Unabashed Heterophobe (paulnolan) wrote in ontd_political,
Unabashed Heterophobe

What the elf?

George Osborne said yesterday that "there are some families receiving £104,000 a year in housing benefit". That calculation, the government subsequently admitted, was not based on real cases but on potential rates for housing benefit.

The rates Osborne used show that prior to yesterday's reforms, anyone granted housing benefit on a five bedroom house in Kensington and Chelsea, one of London's most upmarket boroughs, would have got £2,000 a week.

"It is what the rate would be," said a spokeswoman for the Department for Work and Pensions. "We don't have any figures on how many people are claiming that rate."

However, she added that a search of the Daily Mail and the Sun newspaper websites would throw up stories of people being paid the same if not more.

In January it was reported that a family in Brent, north-west London, was being paid £2,875 a week for a seven-bedroom house.

In November last year, it was revealed that Somali-born Nasra Warsame and seven of her children were living in a £1.8m house in Westminster, central London, at a cost to taxpayers of £1,600 a week.

Source: The Guardian

I don't fucking believe this. The DWP are using THE SUN AND THE DAILY FUCKING MAIL, two shit-mouthed lying bastard rags who have attacking those of us on benefits as one of their pet fucking topics, as their sources on the benefits people are receiving? There are no words. Or rather there are a lot of very repetitive, somewhat obscene words much like the ones I shouted as I read this. WTELF?
Tags: flames on the side of my face, uk, welfare, wtf

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