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(The Sun)   Smoking hot 33-year-old Lithuanian immigrant enjoys foreign holidays, designer clothes thanks to £14,500 a year in government handouts: "I am not going to work like a dog on minimum wage" (w/pics)   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 171
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2013-01-20 12:04:05 PM  
14500 would just about pay for someone to exist with little in the way of additional comforts. So either she's lying about her income or the sun is lying when it paints her as some kind of sponging foreign demon.
 
2013-01-20 12:06:14 PM  
That ain't no woman! It's a man, man!

img.thesun.co.uk
 
2013-01-20 12:07:18 PM  
"Smoking hot 33-year-old Lithuanian immigrant Government Hacks enjoy foreign holidays, designer clothes thanks to £14,500 a year in government handouts: "I am not going to work like a dog on minimum wage" (w/politics)"

IT'S ONLY OK WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES IT

c'mon though, she is just like every chick you went to high school with:

quit service job
+ move in
+ slam out some crotchfruit
+ collect the ransom
= PROFIT!
 
2013-01-20 12:16:47 PM  
14,500 pounds equates to about $23,001.35 in US dollars.
Nope, not enough to live on....Better then Walmart pay, but still not enough.
 
2013-01-20 12:19:01 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: "Smoking hot 33-year-old Lithuanian immigrant Government Hacks enjoy foreign holidays, designer clothes thanks to £14,500 a year in government handouts: "I am not going to work like a dog on minimum wage" (w/politics)"

IT'S ONLY OK WHEN THE GOVERNMENT DOES IT
c'mon though, she is just like every chick you went to high school with:

quit service job
+ move in
+ slam out some crotchfruit
+ dump your ass
+ collect the ransom
= PROFIT!


FTFY
 
2013-01-20 12:19:49 PM  
Welcome to Obama's America.
 
2013-01-20 12:22:04 PM  

vpb: Smashed Hat: She also rakes in £125-a-week from a job she has on the side

I'll bet that job involves a webcam.

Probably.  £14,500/yr isn't going to buy a lot of designer clothing or vacations.  That's like, what? $20K?


I read another article on her earlier, and she claimed she used a credit card and makes only minimum payments.
 
2013-01-20 12:27:21 PM  
Looks like...Mena

www.exposay.com
 
2013-01-20 12:30:06 PM  
Good for her. Minimum wage jobs suck.
 
2013-01-20 12:33:03 PM  
Did they just take a FOX News article and do a find-replace on the word "Mexican"?
 
2013-01-20 12:48:19 PM  
When did a lazy eye become smoking hot?
 
2013-01-20 12:56:41 PM  
Daily Heil.
 
2013-01-20 12:58:14 PM  
BronyMedic:

There's a difference between keeping your kid alive for a paycheck when they have no quality of life at all, and being unable to take care of a parent who is quite capable of breathing on their own and has some brain function left. I'm neither being sarcastic, nor trying to make a dark joke. There are people that do this.


One's "quality of life" depends in large part on the resources available to provide services needed. A child with terminal degenerative illness has no less right to life than an older patient, it's just that parents/guardians have to make decisions for the kid, without the benefit of previous history in which the patient could have voiced preferences on how vegetative they would have to get before being allowed to starve to death.
Would you err on the side of euthanasia if it were your kid?
And do you really think that there aren't patients with "mush" brains and feeding tubes in nursing homes?
Ugh.
Your claim to know of people who keep their severely disabled kids alive just for money is highly suspect. Jeez. I read the news, and thereby know of people who kill and eat strangers for fun. Doesn't make it a common enough phenomenon to base an opinion of humanity on, or to seriously look for examples of this behavior in my neighbors. Sometimes cynical people see what they want to see, fill in the gaps with stuff from their imagination. Depending on your view of the would, that could be some pretty sick stuff.
 
2013-01-20 01:04:37 PM  
Rupert Murdoch and stories about benefit fraud? Wouldn't be surprised if if was fabricated.

Wake me up when this starts popping up in reputable news outlets...
 
2013-01-20 01:08:13 PM  

blottoman: Looks like...Mena

[www.exposay.com image 480x611]


no she doesn't. shut your filthy mouth.
 
2013-01-20 01:10:43 PM  

stiletto_the_wise: Summary: "Blah blah blah. Someone is getting government benefits and a certain crowd of people are never going to be happy with that. Mention of woman's immigration status to further enrage said crowd. Feel bad for all the downtrodden middle class and wealthy people whose precious tax dollars support the safety net. Poor people shouldn't have refrigerators, TVs or phones."

Did I cover everything?


purty much.
 
2013-01-20 01:10:44 PM  

BeSerious: Good for her. Minimum wage jobs suck.


no.sucking is not an alternative to working...unless you are a streetwalker... which seems to be the case with the subject in question.

look at that cute little mini Chav gangster she spit out too!

"what's yer dad do?"
"he's a DJ!"
"so..he's a bum...ok"
 
2013-01-20 01:29:10 PM  
The fact she can live a lavish lifestyle with a child making what equates to about $33K here in America is what blows my mind.
 
2013-01-20 01:31:21 PM  

Haliburton Cummings: blottoman: Looks like...Mena

[www.exposay.com image 480x611]

no she doesn't. shut your filthy mouth.


Ok Ok, how bout Mena's step sister they shipped overseas... with bacon tacos?
 
2013-01-20 01:34:56 PM  

GAT_00: Yeah, this story isn't totally fake and designed to stir up conservative Brits.


This. One should approach with great skepticism any "news" story from a Murdoch paper that acts as a dream confirmation for conservative nutters' bigotry.

It is true however that the UK benefit system is insane.
 
2013-01-20 01:36:51 PM  

LawrencePerson: The European welfare state is unsustainable.

As is our own.

Ah yes, because everything you read on the internet is obviously true.
 
2013-01-20 01:39:24 PM  

DLinds: When did a lazy eye become smoking hot?


We are talking about the UK here.
 
2013-01-20 01:40:16 PM  

advres: The fact she can live a lavish lifestyle with a child making what equates to about $33K here in America is what blows my mind.


From what I gathered she seems to be running up a lot of credit card debt.
 
2013-01-20 01:40:31 PM  
Andromeda: Sigh...
I asked last time I saw her a few months ago, she said he does DJing on the weekends but that's too tiring for him to find a job during the rest of the week, so they just live off of benefits.  The fact that you can just do this in the UK evidently amazes me.

I live in the UK. Don't believe everything the Sun or your relative tells you.
 
2013-01-20 01:59:54 PM  

angry_redhead: vpb: Smashed Hat: She also rakes in £125-a-week from a job she has on the side

I'll bet that job involves a webcam.

Probably.  £14,500/yr isn't going to buy a lot of designer clothing or vacations.  That's like, what? $20K?

I read another article on her earlier, and she claimed she used a credit card and makes only minimum payments.


This. Poor girl seems up against the wall, she just hasn't admitted it to herself yet. I hope she got a good paycheck for this article, and uses it to pay off her debt.
 
2013-01-20 02:16:09 PM  
Depending on your debts, income is not the sole factor.

I could live my current lifestyle with $25,000 per year if I had no debts and $50,000 in the bank for unusual expenses. I do not plan to live off of state benefits because there are none.
 
2013-01-20 02:19:43 PM  
If this is what you Brits see as "Smoking Hot" then I weep for your country.

She isn't *hideous* but, uh, "smoking hot?" No. Maybe after a few good German beers though...
 
2013-01-20 02:21:05 PM  

d23: [blogs.telegraph.co.uk image 460x288]

TROLL ARTICLE


That was a good movie! I recommend it, two thumbs up!
 
2013-01-20 02:22:34 PM  

SoothinglyDeranged: That is one, predictably, ugly face.


She's British hot.

In other news, my BF, who works like a dog (not at minimum wage, thankfully) deals with people on welfare all the time. There is this one guy who is a coworker (part-time) who gets about $600 a WEEK in benefits, on top of what he makes on his part-time job.

It's stories like this why I'm very much for welfare reform.
 
2013-01-20 02:31:57 PM  

Pud: It's a good thing money from the government comes out of thin air. Otherwise there would be people working for their paychecks paying for it.

/What the hell, the children of fools working to pay for "the dole" like that don't need new shoes anyway



i923.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-20 02:34:41 PM  
i.imgur.com

$15,000... isn't that what a part time Starbucks barista makes?
 
2013-01-20 02:36:16 PM  

Chuck Wagon: SoothinglyDeranged: That is one, predictably, ugly face.

She also has cankles.


Plus its almost certain the carpets do not match the drapery...
...underneath that FUPA
 
2013-01-20 02:37:00 PM  

cig-mkr: This is an outrage ! Why can't the American people support our folks in need like England does?
Poor people should be able to live with dignity too.


In America she is what is called an undocumented Democrat voter.
 
2013-01-20 02:46:55 PM  
 
2013-01-20 03:00:15 PM  
So she's a hired actress, I'm shocked.

I like how they save the best part for last
A staggering 29 million citizens of both countries will be entitled to flock here regardless.

DIAF Murdoch. People are entitled to move and live freely.
 
2013-01-20 03:14:46 PM  

vpb: The story isn't about someone living well off of benefits it's about benefit fraud.


'Fraid not. Notice, by the way, that £183 per week is going on housing benefit, which is simply a way in which taxpayer's cash is used to reward property speculators. She doesn't actually get that cash, or even get much for it.
 
2013-01-20 03:15:32 PM  

weltallica: [i.imgur.com image 850x560]

$15,000... isn't that what a part time Starbucks barista makes?


It's more like a full time min wage job. That is why our social mobility is so low. Obviously there are other factors such as rising cost of everything, especially tuitions. Couple that with the fact that if you are in this position in the first place your parents probably had trouble navigating the financial system and therefore were less able to point you in positive directions.
 
2013-01-20 03:18:27 PM  

Cajnik: So she's a hired actress, I'm shocked.

I like how they save the best part for last
A staggering 29 million citizens of both countries will be entitled to flock here regardless.

DIAF Murdoch. People are entitled to move and live freely.


Sure as long as they are doing on their own dime and not somebody else's. It is similar to that old saying about your freedom to swing your fist stops at another's face.

It is perfectly reasonable for a country to impose immigration controls with regards to things like welfare benefits. Almost every country with a large social welfare system imposes strict immigration controls Uncontrolled migration to that country by large numbers of people looking to take from the system rather than contribute would destroy it .

It is similar to Fark idiots who say how much they wold like to live in a coutry because of its "free" health care or whatever. Guess what, they don't want you. They want people who can contribute not ones who are looking for "free stuff".. Unless it is the Democrat party in the US looking for future undocumented voters.
 
2013-01-20 03:25:50 PM  
lol! can't believe you lot fell for it - it's gvt spin. She's an actress.. she was PAID to say what she said to give people a bad name.
It's called 'looking a bit deeper' than 'oh she's claiming a decent life' - yeah, well, it's not as kosher as you believe. Not when you realise that the Tories have been fiddling the numbers and there's more fraud there than out on the streets.
The upcoming bedroom tax is going to leave a lot of people destitute and solves no housing crisis - there are not the one bed properties needed and nobody can afford to build one bedroom properties...
The 'Universal Credit' being brought in later this year is so utterly confusing and devastating that it's going to financially cripple those who need it most. DLA is becoming PIP and it's going to leave over half a million people who currently get the highest rate of the care component struggling - not least of all needing a carer or a car to get out - all that's going to change - the chances are if you need the mobility component and had a car previously, forget it.
As for the 'medical assessments' - need I say it, but ATOS is a french IT company who have consistently got it wrong with inflexible testing for those with fluctuating conditions.
Appeal against the descision and the DWP/Atos will only say you are fit to work - hence the reason why 32 people a week (now higher) have either commited suicide or have died within weeks of being told they're fit.
Oh - did I mention UNUM?
Unum are in on it too - scandal much? yeah.

The cuts aren't working. The austerity measures aren't working. Taxing the poor isn't working.
Now the weather could be blamed for the upcoming 'triple dip' recession - why? because Gidiot can't count to potato.
Facts are facts people. It's out there.
I predict damage at the local elections in May.
 
2013-01-20 03:45:31 PM  
For what it's worth, this is starting to look like a completely made-up story. The woman in question is actually an actress amongst other things....

Read more....
 
2013-01-20 04:06:56 PM  
So they had so much trouble finding a legitimate welfare leech that they had to invent one?
 
2013-01-20 04:11:53 PM  

hasty ambush: cig-mkr: This is an outrage ! Why can't the American people support our folks in need like England does?
Poor people should be able to live with dignity too.

In America she is what is called an undocumented Democrat voter.


You really are a child.
 
2013-01-20 04:24:34 PM  

hasty ambush: New York: Welfare $$ Used at Strip Clubs, Liquor Stores

$69 million in California welfare money spent in Vegas and Disneyland


Not sure about the California situation, but in the NY one a follow up story that wasn't just sensational bullshiat quantified the amount - it was about 1% of the entire benefits paid out for that period of time and it was actually money withdrawn from ATM's, not just spent at those locations - which is actually almost unquantifable because you can (obviously, right?) go to any ATM and withdraw money on your benefits card and then spend it any place as cash.

Honestly, if people are only spending 1% of the benefits money they're given on stuff that people might find "morally reprehensible", then I think we should call that a win. That's a better ratio I bet than faith based GOP lobbyists that cheat on their wives with men.
 
2013-01-20 04:32:34 PM  

xanadian:
In other news, my BF, who works like a dog (not at minimum wage, thankfully) deals with people on welfare all the time. There is this one guy who is a coworker (part-time) who gets about $600 a WEEK in benefits, on top of what he makes on his part-time job.

It's stories like this why I'm very much for welfare reform.


If living on welfare is so fantastically awesome, why doesn't everyone just quit their shiatty jobs and collect?
 
2013-01-20 04:37:23 PM  

weltallica: [i.imgur.com image 850x560]


Wha wha wha? That picture is a joke, right?

Single parent, two children, Income: $260,000
Single person, Income: $230,000
Retired couple, Income: $180,000
Married couple, four children, Income: $650,000

Who the hell makes this kind of coin, besides the top, say, 1-2%? I'm sure they are SUFFERING due to their small tax increase.
 
2013-01-20 04:40:38 PM  
Smoking hot? More like her mom was an alcoholic. Yeeeeesh.
 
2013-01-20 04:41:03 PM  
 
2013-01-20 04:51:06 PM  

Overfiend: TROLL ARTICLE


No kidding.
 
2013-01-20 05:38:11 PM  

GAT_00: Yeah, this story isn't totally fake and designed to stir up conservative Brits.


Or that a growing number of people want a hand out, not a hand up.
As Ben and Jerry put it so well years ago, "If it's not fun, why do it"
 
2013-01-20 05:43:23 PM  
All the folks saying "its fake! she's an actress!" should look at her acting career. One commercial 10 years ago.

And her linked in profile/CV is pretty much spot on the story as she represented it. Was a crouper, got fired in 2008, had a child (looks under 5) and has worked part time (she makes sure not to work over 16 hours to invalidate her benefits) since.

It may be there's funny business going on, but nothing that's been dredged up so far makes the case.
 
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