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

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    By Peter Hitchens

    PUBLISHED:20:12 EST, 12 January 2013| UPDATED: 20:12 EST, 12 January 2013

    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.

    Unaffordable: Britain pays out £207billion in state benefits a year - eating up the £155billion paid in income tax

    Last week’s fuss about supposed cuts in benefits was a sign of the swamp we are in.


    There were, as usual, no actual cuts. A hesitant plan to cap future increases was met with angry hostility by many in politics and the media.


    Emotions were immediately engaged and slammed into top gear. That is because this immense and unaffordable attempt to substitute the State for the married family is at the heart of the political revolution which began 50 years ago and is now reaching its sad and bankrupt end.

    The very idea that people should provide for themselves has become a horrible heresy, a barbaric view that no civilised person can hold. We’ll see.


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    the Dream from the Dear Leader of his ObamaNation..sounds wonderful:lol:

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    Too bad we are too ignorant to learn from other countries. Other countries, history, all of it SMH
     
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    More distractionary bullshit from the Daily Mail, as per usual.

    Personally speaking, I object to the welfare and entitlement culture that got out of control under Labour. But the real problem is our membership of the E.U., and the vast amounts (£22bn) of so-called relief aid we give to the Third World. We can no longer afford E.U. membership (they want to increase the budget to €75bn) or the vast aid bill. And notice that Hitchens has omitted the forecasted influx of Romanians and Bulgarians that are expected to swamped Great Britain after their travel restrictions are lifted in 2014, which is what the comment sections of Britain's online broadsheets are buzzing about as we speak. This article is nothing but a distraction from a far bigger problem.
     
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