The Welfare Mentality: British Style

Sure, this example is from Britain, which is further down the road to Obamaworld than we are, but the mentality is the same. When you read this story, what you’re reading is the future that liberalism will create in this country if people like Obama, Pelosi, and Reid get their way:

The Davey family’s :£815-a-week state handouts pay for a four-bedroom home, top-of-the-range mod cons and two vehicles including a Mercedes people carrier.

Father-of-seven Peter gave up work because he could make more living on benefits.

Yet he and his wife Claire are still not happy with their lot.
With an eighth child on the way, they are demanding a bigger house, courtesy of the taxpayer.

‘It’s really hard,’ said Mrs Davey, 29, who is seven months pregnant. ‘We can’t afford holidays and I don’t want my kids living on a council estate and struggling like I have.

…Mrs Davey has never had a full-time job while her 35-year-old husband gave up his post in administration nine years ago after realising they would be better off living off the state.

At their semi on the Isle of Anglesey, the family have a 42in flatscreen television in the living room with Sky TV at :£50 a month, a Wii games console, three Nintendo DS machines and a computer – not to mention four mobile phones.

With their income of more than :£42,000 a year, they run an 11-seater minibus and the seven-seat automatic Mercedes.

But according to the Daveys they have nothing to be thankful for.
‘It doesn’t bother me that taxpayers are paying for me to have a large family,’ added Mrs Davey.

‘We couldn’t afford to care for our children without benefits, but as long as they have everything they need, I don’t think I’m selfish.

‘Most of the parents at our kids’ school are on benefits.’

She added: ‘I don’t feel bad about being subsidised by people who are working. I’m just working with the system that’s there.

‘If the government wants to give me money, I’m happy to take it. We get what we’re entitled to. I don’t put in anything because I don’t pay taxes, but if I could work I would.

How many leeches in America have exactly this same attitude: “I don’t feel bad about being subsidised by people who are working. I’m just working with the system that’s there.”

Worse yet, these people have 8 children who are undoubtedly learning from mom and dad that the world owes them a living just for existing.

Laugh at how foolish Britain is if you like, but this is exactly where we’re headed as a nation. We’ve created a massive raft of programs that reward people for not pulling their own weight and year after year, they grow ever bigger. The programs are more impossible to kill than New York City cockroaches, they’re very seldom ever : pruned back, and any attempt to even suggest that we’re creating families of lazy ne’er-do-wells like the Davey family with our policies is met with cries of, “You hate the poor. You hate the children.”

When you subsidize the sort:  of:  disgusting:  behavior that the shiftless Davey family is displaying, inevitably, you only get more of it. Britain’s not the only country that needs to learn that lesson.

Hat tip to Lucianne for the story.

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