Holland says, “oh yeah, that welfare state thing just doesn't work”
Posted by aogTuesday, 24 September 2013 at 22:58 TrackBack Ping URL

Dutch King Willem-Alexander gave a nationally televised speech to his nation’s Parliament on September 16th declaring that the welfare state was dead. The message, written for the King by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government, stated that current levels of state spending for unemployment benefits and subsidized health care are unsustainable amid Europe’s ongoing economic malaise. With Moody’s credit rating agency threatening to downgrade Dutch debt, the King announced that citizens soon will be expected to create their own social and financial safety nets with much less help from the state.

Chriss Street

We should be more like Europe, you say? Interesting…

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erp Wednesday, 25 September 2013 at 07:32

Finally something European I can endorse.

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