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Old 12-28-2009, 12:23 PM
 
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domergurl;12193694]look out! the duggars are movin' to England!

and think about it ... they don't have to pay for healthcare!
Are they on welfare?

I thought the Duggars were self supporting, not unashamedly lazy leeches feeding off of the working taxpayers.

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i do find it funny that this is being reported by news of the world and the australian press.
Probably because they're more of the socialist welfare type of countries and stories like this hit close to home.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Are they on welfare?

I thought the Duggars were self supporting, not unashamedly lazy leeches feeding off of the working taxpayers.



Probably because they're more of the socialist welfare type of countries and stories like this hit close to home.
self supporting as much as they need to exploit Mrs. Duggar's fertility for reality tv. heck, they could live on the dole in the UK and even jimbob could quit his job sellin' cars!
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:18 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Reality check: the Generation X and Y sperm counts of white males in America is so p*** poor that it will be a miracle if they get the standard 2.2 let alone record busters like 14 or 19. So, as the kids say "good luck with that". Next, why pick on the U.K. Great Britain is not the only welfare state in the world, there are many others. There are by some estimates 32 to 40 Trillion dollars in the world. A thousand or so people have half of it. The next thousand or few have half of the half that is left. Think about that when you whine about who should have what and how much.

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Old 12-28-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: The Great State of Texas, Finally!
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UK family gets $59,000 a year in benefits

"A MOTHER and father with an incredible 14 kids who prove Britain's benefits system has gone bonkers, showering them with a whopping tax-free £36,847 (US$58,815) a year in handouts."........

"To match their breathtaking haul from the public purse Sean would have to clinch a job paying a gross salary of £51,500 ($82,200). Britain's average salary is just £21,320 ($34,000).".....


It gets even better

"....And although he is able, he's definitely not willing.

He and wife Dawn admit their New Year's resolution is never to find work, because no job they'd get in Britain's recession-hit economy will come close to paying the same."....

...."With the social giving us £700 (US$1,100) a week why should I work for anything less?...."

UK family gets $59,000 a year in benefits | News.com.au
America, your future is written on the wall.
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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America, your future is written on the wall.
I sure hope so.

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Old 12-28-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Stories like this are common on a childfree group I'm a member of.
A lot of the members get upset about stories like this and rightfully so.

They should at least have a limit on how long you receive such benefits.
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:51 PM
 
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i think it's worse there than here..people are more dependant on government and its becoming that way here now...how many of us can actually farm and fish and make our own food and live off the land?...the government has things set up to where we have to depend on it for everything and in turn they just take away your rights little by little and tax u for more and more things until they control u
Rob, have you thought about moving to Hawaii? Maybe having that much ocean between you and the mainland would give you more of a sense of "security." Wonder how well gardening works over there? And fishing?
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:11 PM
 
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domergurl;12197971]self supporting as much as they need to exploit Mrs. Duggar's fertility for reality tv.
How's that a problem? I'm pro-choice when it comes to entertainment venues.

For the record, I did see their show once out of curiosity and what I saw was a loving, nuclear family who seemed to be very supportive of each other.

For some strange reason, that seemed to hit many tolerant, non-judgmental, Progessive type's nerves in a major way given the scornful judgement and intolerant attitudes directed towards them.

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heck, they could live on the dole in the UK!
You don't get it. The are many people out there who would consider living off the taxpayer to be an embarassment. Not a goal. Trust me on that.

Unfortunately, many are quite comfortable with it and see it as a viable way of life (read the article).

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and even jimbob could quit his job sellin' cars
Quit a legitimate job to have the taxpayers support his family?

With beliefs like that, that's why I don't relate to Progressives nor do I want them in control.
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