Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Republican Perspective on the Welfare State

This example from the BBC News illustrates the realities of a welfare state. It also illustrates perfectly why I am a Republican.

In this case we have a guy who has been unemployed for over ten years. He says that

 'there's a total lack of work in my area of expertise' 

Why doesn't he train in another area? 

Some other beautiful quotes (with the BBC cost figures) on why he needs taxpayers to pay for the following.

£15/Week - Sky (Cable TV) Package =

'We get the Sky Movies package because we're stuck in the house all week - otherwise we wouldn't have any entertainment.' 

£20/Week - Night Out =

'I go out once a week, on a Friday night. I meet up with my mates in the pub and have three or four pints.'

£32/Week - Cell Phones =

'My wife and I have mobile phones, and so do all of the teenage children. You try telling teenagers they're going to have to do without their mobiles and there'll be hell to pay.'

£240/Week - Shopping =

'Which includes 24 cans of lager, 200 cigarettes and a large pouch of tobacco'

Fundamentally misplaced understandings of equality or fairness have created a society in which personal responsibility has evaporated (see summer riots). People like this guy need a kick in the ass (not literally - they just need their benefits cut).

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