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Today: Mon, December 22 2014  -  Last modified: April, 26 2007
 Taxes
10 August 2014
 
 
Charity and Welfare States
by Neil Lock
 sub-topic» Social security

Actually, welfare states as they exist today work against the ideal of brotherhood. I used to wonder why, after all the taxes I had paid over many decades, I had never had even a single word of thanks or appreciation from any welfare recipient. Not even from one of them, not even once. Ungrateful bastards.

Then, I came to understand that the welfare state is designed that way. Instead of promoting brotherhood through personal contact between helpers and helped, the welfare state encourages the recipients of benefits to shower their thanks instead on the politicians that front the system. And to ignore or, worse, feel antipathy or even class hatred towards the people whose earned money was stolen to provide them with benefits.

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22 November 2012
 
 
How to Abolish National Insurance
by The TaxPayers' Alliance
 sub-topic» Social security

What: Come and discuss "How to Abolish National Insurance" with Richard Baron (Institute of Directors), David Ruffley MP, Rory Meakin (TaxPayers' Alliance) and David Martin (Centre for Policy Studies)

Where: 55 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QL

When: 6pm for 6.30pm, Wednesday 28 November 2012

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