Welfare By Force Breeds Contempt

24 December 2009 13:42:00

“Welfare rip-offs provide yet another reason why taxpayer funded and state controlled welfarism should be phased out as soon as possible” says Peter Osborne, Libertarianz Welfare Spokesman.

“What possible good can come from a situation where our earnings are skimmed by force and then systematically divvied out to people who give little thought to those who have worked for it? Now that our welfare state is entrenched in our psyche we fail to realise the damage we all suffer as a consequence. Apart from those who use it to stay in bed, we see all the trappings that accompany sponsored failure; increased violent crime, domestic violence, suicide, depression, drug dependency and general self loathing.”

“As for those who are forced to pay, we must ask what sense of purpose can we garner from all this. We don’t get to see any benefits (if they exist) derived from our money. By acting as self appointed intermediary, our government has separated us from our beneficiaries and thus absolving both groups from any sense of responsibility or accountability. As a consequence we now see our hard earned dollars going to people we resent.”

Mr Osborne concludes, “Libertarianz calls on Paula Bennett to hand the reins of welfare over to voluntary charity. Let people help those who they choose to help and let others ask when help is needed. At worst we have an opportunity to communicate with each other and at best we get to treat each other with respect. Our circumstance should be of our own making, not our governments.”

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For more information contact:

Peter Osborne
Libertarianz Spokesman for Social Welfare
Phone: 021 326 091
Email: [email protected]

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