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post #51 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 04:22 PM
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That's when you throw the roping saddle at them in front of the government official and then they catch it and are caught hmm we should all think of some evil schemes on how to catch these people red handed...
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post #52 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 04:58 PM
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I saw this article and thought of posting it, so I'll add it without comment to this thread:

Unemployed mother-of-11 is keeping horse - Telegraph

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Unemployed mother-of-11 is keeping horse

An unemployed mother-of-11 for whom a council is building a six-bedroom "eco mansion” is keeping her own horse despite being on benefits.

Miss Frost says her daughter pays for the horse Photo: SWNS









3:50PM GMT 19 Feb 2013


Heather Frost, 36, bought a grey mare called Annie last year and pays paddock fees, food and vet’s bills every month.

According to stable hands the animal, which Miss Frost keeps for her 16-year-old daughter Angel, costs about £200 per month to look after.

Miss Frost has refused to comment on the horse, but Angel took to a local newspaper website to defend her mother.

She wrote: "My mum has nothing to be ashamed about.

"The house we are mooving (sic) to in northway is smaller then the one we live in now, so its far from a mansion."

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Her mother said: "I will not talk about my horse or my kids any more."
Miss Frost has “struggled along” for five years in two houses knocked together for her in Gloucestershire but Tewkesbury Borough Council has sold a plot of land for around £210,000 to Severn Vale Housing, who will build the super-council house for the family.
She first became pregnant at 14, to a 23–year–old boyfriend, who has not been named.
Her children are Sophie, 21, Toby, 19, Megan, 18, Angel, Jay, 14, Chloe, 13, Paige, 12, Emily, 10, Beth, nine, Ruby, seven, and Tilly Frost, two.
She keeps Annie the horse at a paddock around a mile from her current home in Churchdown, Glos.
A worker at the paddock, on Innsworth Lane, claimed Miss Frost recently negotiated to buy two more horses but the deal fell through at the last minute.
She currently pays £65-a-month paddock fees but had negotiated a deal last month where she could stable three horses for £175.
The stable hand said Miss Frost bought Annie from a previous owner who also kept the nag at Innsworth Lane.
"They bought the horse about eight months ago," the paddock worker said. "Horses are expensive, I know, I've had them all my life.
"It has breathing difficulties, so the vet has to come out quite often. They must spend at least £200 a month on her.
"They were going to buy two more horses recently, but that deal fell through.
"It's sickening to think that she can afford what most people would consider a luxury at the expense of the British taxpayer.”
Matthew Sinclair, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance said: "Benefits are there to provide a safety net when people fall on tough times, not fund an enormous house and a pony.
"Many families are struggling even to pay their daily bills and afford a decent home for their own family, so they will find it staggering if they are paying to stable someone else's horse.
"Welfare should not pay for claimants to enjoy a lifestyle most hard-pressed taxpayers cannot afford themselves."


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Hmm.. and people that can't even take care of themselves. Just helped with an abuse/negelect case here in town... A lady whom is a Alcoholic had 5 horses, starving. One we had to put down due to being so weak.

I have seen so many cases like this, can't take care of your self or your children, DON'T MAKE AN ANIMAL SUFFER WITH YOU.

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post #54 of 98 Old 03-05-2013, 08:34 PM
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When I was working at the carriage service, my co-worker owned 17 horses (SEVENTEEN HORSES), had an 11 year old daughter, was on every government plan she could hook, and worked at the carriage service part time with no intentions of picking up more hours or another job. She literally told me she refused to work more hours because it would effect her benefits.

Meanwhile, my husband and I both worked our butts off. He was working one full time job and a part time job and I was working a full time job. We hardly made enough for groceries. It made me sick. When we applied for benefits, we were denied.
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When I was pregnant I applied for assistance after I could no longer work (about 2 weeks before I was due, my feet were to swollen to wear work shoes). My boyfriend was(still is) working at a decent paying job but we were struggling to pay rent and other necessary bills and still afford to eat. We went to the welfare office and saw a parking lot full of new Cadillac esclades, we had a 98 Subaru wagon, inside were people decked out in gold chains and fancy clothes there to collect their checks. We got denied for EVERYTHING except for health care for me and my son after he was born. I bet you 75% of people in that office already collecting would have failed a drug test ...somehow we got by, I couldn't even get approved for child care assistance so couldn't go back to work right because it would have cost more in childcare then I would make. After 9 months I got a job as a bather at petsmart working after Anthony got home ...guess there wasn't much of a point to that post, just venting how the system is messed up lol
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This just drives me up the wall.

Why is it that people who use every type of welfare are the ones that think they can afford to own horses?

You expect taxpayers to foot school lunches, food stamps, WIC, Section 8, Medicaid, but feel you are entitled to own horses?

Bull.

I see this time after time. If I have to feed your kids? You darn sure can't afford to feed horses.

And same people? Claim no income to get welfare help but let tax time roll around and all of a sudden they have 50,000.00 in "self employment" stripping wires, scrapping junk? So that lets them claim EIC of 6000.00.
I see it everyday. Not with horses, but people at work who use food stamps. One cart 600 bucks in food paid for with food stamps. Their next cart? Isn't a cart it's a flat bed with an 80 inch 3D TV. I see the abuse EVERY **** DAY. I hate this country. Where's my TV? OH I know where it's at, it's on my dinner table as food where it SHOULD BE. People should be down right ashamed of themselves.
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They have their TV, but I have my integrity. I would prefer to keep it.

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They have their TV, but I have my integrity. I would prefer to keep it.
I'm the same way, but it's really REALLY hard for me to grin and bear it ya know?
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They have their TV, but I have my integrity. I would prefer to keep it.
I feel this way a lot of the time...but then there's the times when Integrity doesn't pay for food or rent. And my honesty doesn't pay my lawyer, nor defend me from other people's (bible sworn! And yet!) lies.

What do you do when you see that? When my husband spends ten years in the military and gets passed over after all the 13 year sergeants get promoted and there aren't enough billets the next year? So *my* family loses out. Now what? Apply for Welfare/unemployment? I don't want their ****!

Oh but here's the funny part, seeing how corrupt and stupid all this has gone...ten bucks says that even though we will be moving back to our home of record, necessarily at first unemployed, and I'm supposed to be a student....and him a veteran....? Yeah ten bucks says we don't qualify for a pot to pee in...Just saying

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I feel this way a lot of the time...but then there's the times when Integrity doesn't pay for food or rent. And my honesty doesn't pay my lawyer, nor defend me from other people's (bible sworn! And yet!) lies.

What do you do when you see that? When my husband spends ten years in the military and gets passed over after all the 13 year sergeants get promoted and there aren't enough billets the next year? So *my* family loses out. Now what? Apply for Welfare/unemployment? I don't want their ****!

Oh but here's the funny part, seeing how corrupt and stupid all this has gone...ten bucks says that even though we will be moving back to our home of record, necessarily at first unemployed, and I'm supposed to be a student....and him a veteran....? Yeah ten bucks says we don't qualify for a pot to pee in...Just saying

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It's a crying shame. I don't qualify for food stamps, make just enough to pay my bills, but struggle to buy food. Too rich for food stamps, but too poor to buy food.
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