Some people blame their issues on other people no matter what and believe they are entitled to what other people earn and have. This story is a case of taxpayers paying the price for one family’s sense of entitlement.
In 2012, Arnold and Jeanne Sube and their eight children, moved from France to the UK so that Arnold could study mental heath nursing at the University of Bedfordshire. They currently live in a three bedroom house that they feel is a poor living arrangement. But rather than working and saving in order to afford a larger house, like most people do, this family is demanding more taxpayer money be spent on them.
“Me and my family have been neglected,” said Arnold. “It’s so cramped and the conditions are terrible. Everyone is sleeping everywhere and my wife is sleeping with the baby so I am on the sofa. I am homeless in my home now.” Arnold complained that two of his daughters share a bedroom with two single beds, not really all that odd for even a family of four.
Feeling sorry for them is impossible when the British Council offered them a five bedroom home, paid for by their fellow citizens who work, that they rejected, claiming that they “need” at least six double bedrooms to “live comfortably.” Due to this family’s whining, the Council has put the entire family up in a Hampton by Hilton Hotel, which costs an average of $200 per night, resulting in a total bill of over $50,000 in hotel expenses billed to the taxpayers.
As if that is not enough to make taxpayers furious, it gets better. On top of the $50,000 hotel stay, the family is also receiving $60,000 in housing and child benefits, and child tax credits.
In addition to receiving a free ride at the expense of people who work for their living, Arnold has also recruited the help of solicitors in attempt to gain enough money to get the large house he wants but doesn’t want to work for.
A Luton Borough Council spokesperson has issued the following statement:
“Despite difficulties, we managed to find Mr. and Mrs. Sube affordable housing in Luton that is large enough to house them and their eight children. After a generous offer on our part, we have done our bit and if housing is offered and declined without, what we judge, good reason, then we will offer property to another family.” Another statement confirmed that the family was lucky to be offered such a good sized house, as there are very few in the area.
One local responded with this post comment:
“Freeloaders just taking the government for a ride. Why are they still having children and why isn’t the father working ? This is why all governments are in such bad shape. People learn real fast how to scam the system and this is a great example of a scamming family.”
So they are not able to work but are able to make eight babies. It just doesn’t make sense for others to pay for them.
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