ANOTHER HUGE FAMILY FLEECING THE TAXPAYER – This is the story of the Stewart family; David, his wife Lisa and their brood of 7 children; all of whom are under the age of six.
According to David and Lisa Stewart they have been fighting with their local council for over 5 years in order to find suitable accommodation.
Mr. Stewart has blamed the council for negligence and incompetence after twice losing their application and providing families from outside the area with priority housing.
It is unquestionable that living in such cramped conditions is unhealthy as sleeping arrangements are understandably very cramped; it is even more so when you consider that one of the bedrooms is used solely as a storage room, which contains furniture items they had purchased in anticipation of moving to a bigger home.
The couple now seriously fears for the health of their 7 children and despite putting their application in for re-housing and waiting patiently for 5 years this patience has now worn more than a little thin.
In a recent confrontation with their council Mr. Stewart became aware that a nice 4 bedroom home had become available and so took a trip to the council. However he quickly discovered that yet again there was no record of their application and therefore they would need to re-apply and go to the back of the queue.
The loss of the application form was indeed the second time the council had misplaced it and Mr. Stuart was understandably annoyed at the incompetence.
I’m sure we can all sympathise with Mr. Stewart’s plight; having a large family in such a small home cannot be pleasant and the health of his children must come first.
Unfortunately Mr. Stewart’s type of situation has hit the news time and time again and whilst the public may be sympathetic towards the children it’s likely they will also be infuriated.
According to Mr. Stewart he is unable to work due to chronic back pains; which he purports to be heavily medicated for.
The news of the Stewart family’s plight is in circulation and it’s not surprising that some readers have commented with retorts such as; “Back pain? But still able to spend much of your time on it by the size of your family.”
Are this and other comments warranted? The trouble is with Mr and Mrs. Stewart they are part of the ‘entitlement’ age that we now appear to be living in. Our political correctness and liberal society madness has allowed people like the Stewart’s to take full advantage of the system.
It is of course quite profitable having many children when you are living off the backs of others; while you spend most of the time on yours.
Yes I’m annoyed, because working 14 hours a day knowing that my tax money is being squandered by people like the Stewart’s is deplorable.
We’ve recently been told by the Chancellor that parents with children, whereby both parents work, will be given extra childcare vouchers. My question was at the time and still remains is; “Why do I have to subsidise other people’s lifestyle choices?”
Having children is a huge responsibility but one that should squarely fall on the shoulders of those who make the choice to have them.
So here we have two out of work adults who obviously spend a lot of time doing very little other than having kids and then expect you and I to pick up the bill for everything.
Am I the only one who thinks the system is completely buggered or should I be labeled heartless for not wanting to help out this poor family?
That of course is for you, the reader, to decide but the truth is unavoidable in that the Stewart family is liberally taking the hard working taxpayer for a ride and I wonder how long it will be before they reproduce again at our expense.
It’s time the welfare system was reformed once again which removed all form of child benefits and support. If people must have children then they, and they alone, should be responsible for them.
Welfare was designed to help the needy in times of hardship; it was never designed, as it has become to be, as an entitlement or a lifestyle choice.
Do you think the Stewart family should be re-housed? Do you think we need to reform welfare to prevent the taxpayer being burdened with the cost of other people’s children? Please leave your comments below.