You are absolutely correct the welfare state is a rotten deal. Take Medicare, and I mean get rid of it. Why you ask? David Goldhill, CEO of the Game Show Network, author of "How American Health Care Killed My Father" and life long Democrat, writes: "So even with the government paying almost all of their bills, today's seniors pay a higher share of their income for health care than seniors did before Medicare." http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-goldhill/a-democrats-case-for-no_b_502229.html
This shows just how lousy a deal Medicare is. It's no deal, it's a rip-off. You pay for it all your working life, then you pay more for it in your old age then what you'd pay if it didn't exist.