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The Utterly Horrifying English Welfare State

RamonAdams Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 2:26 PM
Twenty years ago an Appalachian in-law knew some young men all on welfare. ( He didn't have to look far.) He tried to get some help picking up bales of hay out of his field, and loading it onto a truck. Neither back breaking nor stressful work. He offered $5.00 per hour, above min wage at the time, and this would be "just between us," ie, the welfare people won't reduce your check, there would be no taxes withheld. No one would work, not because they may lose benefits, but because "I ain't gonna work for $5.00 an hr"
Ann Anon Wrote: Apr 29, 2012 2:52 PM
I have had relatives like that. Mine were too proud to go on welfare when they could get me to pay their way. I have no idea why I did it but I guess I thought family took care of family. Now they are all gone, dead too young. Bad lives lead to a bad end. Get a job, hoe that row or row that boat but do the job. It makes you healthy, wealthy and gives you a long enough life to get wise and not just educated. And believe it or not, professional recognition at any job makes you feel happy. Yes, happy, And none of my lay about relatives ever appeared happpy.

I’ve occasionally commented on foolish public policy in the United Kingdom, including analysis on how the welfare state destroys lives and turns people into despicable moochers.

But if you really want to understand the horrifying absurdity of the welfare state, check out these passages from  a report in the Daily Mail.

Carl Cooper thought he was doing a public service by offering seven benefits claimants the...

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