Here’s a brief news report from Russia Today on welfare dependence in Great Britain and the damage it causes by encouraging irresponsibility and a culture of relying on the state for one’s basic needs. The woman in the video isn’t a free, self-reliant citizen; instead she is a ward of the state, effectively infantilized. And nearly one in eight Britons are like her.
Remember how Reagan criticized the system for encouraging “welfare queens?” Well, it’s back to the future, if the (Social) Democrats get their way.
Via Dan Mitchell.
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)