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J.K. Rowling Chats Up Jon Stewart About Welfare And The Casual Vacancy

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J.K. Rowling is a welfare success story.

She lived on government assistance for years as a single mother before Harry Potter made her a billionaire and she seems pretty damn grateful for those benefits.

In fact, the successful author revealed (above) she pays "a lot of tax" on her fortune to the English government, but doesn't mind! She actually feels indebted to the system that provided for her and her child when nobody else would and told Jon Stewart:

"One of the reasons I stay and pay — why I'm not based in Monaco — is I feel I owe. I truly do feel that. I think my country helped me. There are places in the world where I would have starved."

For somebody who accepted government money to survive, she doesn't sound too entitled, now does she?

To see what she has to say about her new work of fiction, The Casual Vacancy, check out part dos of her Daily Show interview (below)

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4 comments to “J.K. Rowling Chats Up Jon Stewart About Welfare And The Casual Vacancy

  1. kh says – reply to this


    It's not the english government, it's the british governement.
    England is not the only country in Britain, there is also Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  2. 2

    In the USA if you are on Welfare and you want to get REAL TRAINING and have a career & work THEY CUT OFF YOUR BENEFITS!

  3. 3

    The poor Brits. Talk about jumping the shark.
    After losing India, all they have left is to tout their crap healthcare, that's driving them to bankruptcy, like it does in every country that tries it.
    All those dancing beds at the Olympic opening ceremonies was a sad tribute to Great Britain's past as a leader in the world.

  4. 4

    Although I think her books are crap, she has more money than the Queen. No accounting for good taste with the public, especially teens. She was treated like an inferior in English school, and she is an inferior. Who would write such crap for 7 years as a single parent with a child to feed? An idiot narcissist, who was capable of writing non-stop for years with free association garbage. Her daughter is wealthy now, but did she have a happy childhood? Does she know her mother?