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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    June 21, 2012 at 7:43 am
    Link: In A Recession Queen Elizabeth Gets A Raise - The royals must really need it.......
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2012 at 9:36 am
    wth does she do all day anyway?
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2012 at 9:37 am
    I don`t understand what everyone is upset about. Her allowance is tied to the profit from her estate. The profit of her estate went up, which benefits all of the citizens, so her allowance goes up. If the profits go back down, her allowance goes down too.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 9:55 am
    I pride myself on being able to spot the submissions from the likes of 5Cats, Madest, Crakrjak and others before clicking just based on the description. But this time, I called McGovern! Dammit, I`m getting good at this...
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2012 at 10:00 am
    the first thing our tea-bagging governor down here in Florida (Ricky Scott) did was increase the budget for his office.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    June 23, 2012 at 10:01 am

    She hosts state dinners, tours everywhere to promote British business and interests. What`s she supposed to do, ask the Japanese embasador to BYOB ? This is government work so why shouldn`t the government pay for it?

    It`s not like she`s using the money to buy a fleet of cars. She gave up Britania, and only has 1 helecopter, which is shared by the whole family and the Lord Peers who need it for government use.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 10:43 am
    Brit here - absolutely no objections. She might be taking a bigger chunk this year from the crown estate`s profits, but the state will take far more. The Royal family are a fabulous profit centre for UK PLC, it`s just a shame the republicans don`t realise it. Their financial interests generate far more income than the family`s expenses, never mind the income generated from doofus tourists visiting Buckingham Palace and buying tea towels with Willie and Katie on them...
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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 10:44 am
    As a UK born national, I think The Queen is worth every penny.
    What does she do all day? asks skytz1337.
    She attracts millions of tourists into the country, who spend millions of dollars more than the tax-paying public pay for her upkeep.
    All day.
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:43 am
    For all the dumbass Brits commenting on here saying tourism justifies the monarchy...

    A. It`s a bullpoo myth. The monarchy brings in far less to the UK than most people think.

    B. Even if it was true, saying that tourist income justifies the monarchy is essentially putting a price on our democracy. I`m not willing to do that. Clearly the royalists are.
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    bordo Male 50-59
    907 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:53 am
    She costs the UK less than the Obamas cost us.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:57 am
    At first I was all: This is gonna be a McGovern link.

    Then I was all: But he never posts anything!

    I shoulda stuck to my guns. :<

    On topic, I`d like to highlight something:
    "Her property holdings, known as the Crown Estate, posted a record profit of 240.2 million pounds..."

    Thus the UK makes a profit. Thank you very much your Maj.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:59 am
    @JacobTrue13 - You`re talking crap in your first point, you`re admitting it in your second.

    As I`ve said before, I`m not a royalist. The rest of the royal family aside the queen and her heirs can get to drat as far as I`m concerned, they`re mostly parasites. But the Queen is such a big cash cow for this country it is unreal. It`d be like chopping down a money tree.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm
    @Nickel2 ah...so she`s a tourist attraction..got it
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    713 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 12:37 pm
    the then government did a deal with the royal family, the government took responsibility for all their land (including all revenue generated) and in return the royal family agreed a yearly allowance. the amount of money this land raises for the country yearly far exceeds what the royal family receives so to cal them `parasites` is incredibly ignorant.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    Just as a sideline for our American friends, and our British ones that don`t grasp simple economics, imagine the yearly running cost of the POTUS`s Air Force One. As far as I`m aware the exact running costs have never been made public, but educated guesses are around $250 million a year. US taxpayers dollars. Now our Queenie gets about a bit too. But she pays for her own travel from her own pocket. Her allowance from the UK taxpayer if you will.

    Difference? Well quite a lot it seems financially that the UK has a better deal here.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
    713 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm
    looks like i`m replying to Buiadh but i wasn`t (should probably read other comments first next time)
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    she makes the french revolution look like a good idea.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 2:39 pm
    Considering the UK profits overall the rest is somewhat irrelevant.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm
    a raise for doing what?
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9184 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm
    @mon360, my thoughts exactly.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36194 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    That`s not ERII in the thumbnail.
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    EmagehtmaI Male 18-29
    187 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Here`san idea: get rid of the royal family, period. They serve no purpose in today`s society. Make them get real jobs and do real work helping real people.

    Blah, I`m not British, so what do I know? America`s political system is far from perfect, but at least we have elections for all our politicians. She`s sat on the throne for 60 years. What exactly is her purpose?
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm
    God Save The Queen !!
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    Even the title alone made it clear this is bull.

    Here`s an offer to anyone who thinks that the queen is getting a raise, or that she`s leeching of the country, or *that she gets paid at all*.

    I will give you the same deal that the UK gives to the queen.

    You work for me. You entertain my guests, you promote my business interests, etc. I expect you to work a lot and I expect you to work for me until you die.

    You give me £240M a year *of your own money from assets you inherited from your parents*.

    In exchange for your work and your £240M, I`ll give you £36M *of your own money back*, but only on condition that you spend it only on expenses you have incurred in your work for me, and I will expect a full accounting from you showing that.

    So...anyone want that deal? Anyone want to be a "parasite" on me?

    Scale it down if you like. Send me £240 and I`ll send you £36 of it back and keep the rest
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    That`s just the very basic schooling in very simple maths for those people who know nothing about the subject and have been misled by silly propaganda.

    Next up...a head of state. We`d need to have one anyway and there would be expenses involved in that. It wouldn`t matter what title you gave them, the expenses would still be there.

    After that...buildings maintainance. That would still cost the same amount of money regardless of the title of the head of state.

    After that...staff costs. You`d still need to pay staff for the head of state and buildings maintainance, regardless of what title you gave the head of state.

    So...the queen works as head of state, pays all the expenses out of her own pocket and gives a lot more money to the state on top of that.

    How retarded do you have to be to think that we could save money by replacing her with an elected head of state who wouldn`t give us a fortune?

    Rhetorical question.

    Also,
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    when she was young, idda face humped her.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 24, 2012 at 12:43 am
    when she was young, idda face humped her.

    You could probably find a better use for the time machine you`d have to invent first :)

    Odd to think that she`s a trained mechanic.

    There is a link - she was young in WW2 and she served in the military as a mechanic in WW2.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 24, 2012 at 2:12 am
    @Angillion - You can`t reason with some people, they just ignore the evidence.

    These are the same people, remember, that insult religious people for the exact same thing that they do themselves.
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    June 24, 2012 at 7:56 am
    In her younger days, the Queen was one hot lady.....
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    Mrpoo Male 70 & Over
    141 posts
    June 25, 2012 at 2:43 am
    They generate more cash then they earn because the Brits get £160 million from the profits generated by the land the Royals own. Include the revenue generated by tourism and you`ll realize the Royal family are a good deal for the UK

    Have a look at "The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained" by C.G.P Grey on Youtube for a succinct rundown of the facts.

    I still hate them all the same!
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    June 25, 2012 at 5:15 am
    Well it seems they are the only brits actually making any money. A raise is a good incentive to continue to do so! The Queen is an awesome woman of integrity. How does the `mercan equivalent stack up?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    June 25, 2012 at 7:24 am
    Tourists don`t get to see the Royalty so saying they make that money is a poor excuse.

    the Brits get £160 million from the profits generated by the land the Royals own.

    You seem to think that land wasn`t just taken to begin with.


    A person who gives themself a signifigant raise during a recession speaks volumes of how in touch they are with "commoners" what do they need more money for? Did BP stock tank too much for them to continue their lifestyle? Wake up!

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