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    well i don't feel embarrassed. i know EMA is supposed to be used for bus fare, school dinners, books etc...i get free travel to school and i do buy my own textbooks, and dinners with it as well so whats the problem? its like you're expecting people to go "yes i'm entitled to EMA but i'm not gonna have it because its unfair on taxpayers" get real, nobody would turn down money for going to school if they were entitled to it.
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    Even though I left school two years ago, these threads STILL infuriate me!
    I received EMA, and I do agree that it is an unfair system, as I have plenty of friends who did not receive it as their parents were just over the income threshold yet could not afford to hand out money to my friends. But those of you who don't receive it, don't tell me that you wouldn't accept it if it was offered to you!
    Also, just because my parents have a low income does NOT mean that they are lazy, useless scroungers...Due to family reasons, neither of them went to university, despite being intelligent enough too, but have both worked extremely hard to provide for the family, have never claimed benefits, and have always encouraged me to follow my ambitions. It's just unfortunate that we live in an area of the country where high paying jobs are near enough impossible to come by, especially if you have had no further education.
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    (Original post by 3kimie1)
    I've read through this whole thread and not one person has said

    "what if it was the other way round and I got EMA and you didn't? would you react the same way?"

    I can guarentee the answer would be yes. EMA isn't fair and it's immoral etc, just like everyone else has said. But those who do get EMA try and see it from the others perspective and understand it really sucks.
    Good point.

    Anyway, obviously it would be stupid to not accept free money, but you should still be able to see how annoying it is because it is so blatently mis-used. It's not the people who receive it, it's the system. Bragging about it won't exactly make your point very well recieved either.

    My parents didn't go to University either, they've got about 3 O-Levels between them but they are lucky in that they've got experience and the jobs they are in pay reasonably well. Unfortunately this puts us in the upper working class where you get jack from the government.
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    (Original post by ~Amy-Eliza~)
    Even though I left school two years ago, these threads STILL infuriate me!
    I received EMA, and I do agree that it is an unfair system, as I have plenty of friends who did not receive it as their parents were just over the income threshold yet could not afford to hand out money to my friends. But those of you who don't receive it, don't tell me that you wouldn't accept it if it was offered to you!
    Also, just because my parents have a low income does NOT mean that they are lazy, useless scroungers...Due to family reasons, neither of them went to university, despite being intelligent enough too, but have both worked extremely hard to provide for the family, have never claimed benefits, and have always encouraged me to follow my ambitions. It's just unfortunate that we live in an area of the country where high paying jobs are near enough impossible to come by, especially if you have had no further education.
    finally, someone with a brain.
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    (Original post by Mathmos)
    Ema is redicolous. Poor people are redicoulous.

    Get on with life, and make money like others. I hate people that do nothing, sit at home getting benefit, while others are working seriously hard everyday to make their money and pay nearly 50% tax to help people that dont give a **** and are so lazy.

    I would feel ashamed if I had benefit. You know you have failed when you get it.
    actually i think people like this are ridiculous (which is spelt with an 'i' by the way) EMA is not the same as benefit in any way and actually its very helpful for those who find it difficult to keep up with things they need for school and stuff. and thank you very much but neither me nor my parents are lazy. you have no idea what my parents have been through or any others who have £30 a week so you can't assume they are lazy and sit around doing nothing. and i dislike the fact you sit there judging people!

    besides, its going to go by 2011 so you will not have to put up with it any long. why don't you stop complaining and get on with life! :mad:
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    (Original post by Mathmos)
    Ema is redicolous. Poor people are redicoulous.

    Get on with life, and make money like others. I hate people that do nothing, sit at home getting benefit, while others are working seriously hard everyday to make their money and pay nearly 50% tax to help people that dont give a **** and are so lazy.

    I would feel ashamed if I had benefit. You know you have failed when you get it.
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    90% of the people who don't get EMA automatically get accused of being jealous because they don't agree with it, the reason we don't agree with it is in the large rant I have wrote above your original post.
    And 90% of those who get EMA get accused of being lazy, failures, money scrounging wastes' of space. Even out, dont ya think?
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    (Original post by Ludwig Wittgenstein)
    I've never heard of any state school doing that. Very unorthodox but never the less, internally fair.
    Yeah. A lot of the 'clever kids' go off to the grammar school for sixth form. It's their way of bribing us to stay, but we aren't complaining.
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    (Original post by illage2)
    For getting the work done on time, having good attendance and behaving well.
    so why don't other people who adhere to these guidelines not get any money?
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    the people in this thread who have called people who get ema lazy scroungers are ******* idiots. i get ema...i'm in school 5 days a week, one of those nights i work and i also work on sundays...i only get one day off a week. that makes me lazy how?
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    (Original post by bun)
    so why don't other people who adhere to these guidelines not get any money?
    Its not anyvbody on here's battle. We don't make the rules.
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    (Original post by j_a_z_z)
    First of all, this is about students, not parents. I'm a student with no money hence I recieve EMA, others (e.g. you) are students with money hence they (you) do (did) not recieve EMA.
    I dont have money and I'm a student but I dont get EMA. What you have just said is utter crap.
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    (Original post by 3kimie1)
    I dont have money and I'm a student but I dont get EMA. What you have just said is utter crap.
    yeah it is, its based on parents household income as to whether you get it.
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    exactly, so how can it have "nothing to do with the parents" fools.
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    people on here lack brains.
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    im reasonably well off in reality, and as ive said before my ema just pays my iphone bill and buys me expensive brand clothing.

    people shouldnt be having a go at individuals who spend ema on frivolous things, they should be having a go at the government for giving it to us... i dont spend my ema on bread and bus tickets because i dont need to. and while i agree its a bad idea, il be damned if im going to say no to anything i can get off this thieving government with taxes as they are.

    so yeah, stop having a go at individuals. its labours socialist policies that makes **** like this happen, not people accepting what they are offered. maybe people will be more honest and say "i wont claim it as i dont need it" when the government ***** off taxing us to the hilt
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    nobody is taxing you, you're a student
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    you get taxed if you earn over £84 in a week.
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    I thought it was more than that. Although I imagine that person probably doesn't have a job as he seems just fine with his EMA
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    (Original post by Tw1x)
    Its not anyvbody on here's battle. We don't make the rules.
    good point
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    (Original post by bun)
    good point
    its not a good point at all.
    we vote for the people who makes the rules.
    the electorate voted labour, so in general this mess is our own fault.
 
 
 
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