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Britain can no long
afford to pay the
extortionate cost
of the welfare state

Daily Mail [UK], by Peter Hitchens

Original Article

Posted By:MissMolly, 1/14/2013 4:42:47 AM

Britain cannot possibly afford its welfare state for much longer. Most people do not realise that state handouts (£207?billion a year) mop up every penny we pay in income tax (£155?billion a year). Everything else, the NHS, schools, transport, police, defence, interest on the debt (nearly £50?billion a year, by the way) must be paid for by other taxes, including the vast sums raked in by so-called ‘National Insurance’, or by more borrowing. As we are more or less bankrupt as a country, such generosity is not noble but plain idiotic. Yet we will not stop doing it. Change is politically impossible.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/14/2013 5:00:45 AM     (No. 9115067)

It´s great to see Britain finally waking up to the excesses and fruitlessness of their absurd welfare state.The healthcare system is a complete abomination.Apparently they´re also pulling back on ridiculous green spending.
They also need to get out from the boot of the EU which is draining them further. It´s crazy to give up the sovereignty of your country to begin with.I´d like to see Germany get the hell out of the U also.

The EU is nothing but a workfare program for unemployed bureaucrats and busy bodies..

You had/have muslims migrating to Britain dragging some relatives kids with them to get a boost in their welfare checks.Up until several months ago they were still paying bonuses for having babies.Maybe they still are but they don´t have a population shortage like when the payments started.

The parallels between Britain and where this country is headed is startling but don´t expect Obama to learn for their disastrous policies,in fact he´s adopting them.

Obama wants a bizarre composite between Europe´s welfare state and Chinese central planning.The left thinks high taxes create a panacea for everybody but Britain has some of he highest tax rates in the world including a VAT and high gas taxes and they´re still broke and crime is rampant.


Reply 2 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 1/14/2013 5:01:49 AM     (No. 9115068)

Greece II coming right up in the UK. We´re not far behind.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/14/2013 5:32:41 AM     (No. 9115073)

#1, time to stop criticizing Britain and start on the U.S. At least the Conservative/Lib-Dem Coalition government is attempting to cut down on immigration and "entitlement" spending that Labour blew up into a crippling situation. The Democrats are copying Labour almost to the T and we shall have a far worse situation here with the Obama administration turning the faucet to full on for immigrants and force-marching everyone into "affordable" health care. Oh, except politicians, of course.


Reply 4 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 1/14/2013 5:35:04 AM     (No. 9115074)

Sorry, in my haste I missed out a word in the first sentence. SHould be:

". . . and start fully on the U.S."

All efforts have to be directed at the U.S. administration now.


Reply 5 - Posted by: RoseOfTexas, 1/14/2013 8:51:15 PM     (No. 9116718)

"we are more or less bankrupt as a country"

As a citizen of "the brokest nation on earth" (Steyn) I´m jealous. More or less bankrupt would be a big improvement for us.



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