Living Large in Socialized Housing

by Van Helsing | October 9, 2008 1:30 pm

Britain shows us[1] that socialism works as efficiently in housing as it does in everything else:

Mother-of-seven Toorpakai Saiedi, 35, receives :£170,000 a year in benefits — a staggering :£150,000 of which is paid to a private landlord for the rent of their seven-bedroom house in West London.

The detached property in Acton has two large reception rooms, two kitchens, a dining room and a 100ft garden.

Ealing Council is picking up the :£12,458 a month bill — which is nearly five times the rent for a similar property in the same road.

It’s not all roses for Toorpakai, an Afghan asylum seeker whose estranged husband drives a taxi. Her son Jawad complains:

Some of the rooms in England we would not even put our chickens in because they are so small.

Jawad is a student who admits to spending most of his time driving around or playing snooker. He’s philosophical about the fairness of living like royalty on the backs of British taxpayers:

When the council chose to put us here we did not say no. If someone gave you a lottery jackpot would you leave it?

But society’s ability to pay out housing jackpots to parasites is limited — as Americans have already learned thanks to the subprime crisis that is crippling our economy.

On a tip from Lyle. Cross-posted at Moonbattery[2].

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