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A Nation Where 88% of the Population Is on the Dole

Written by Gary North on October 11, 2012

There is a nation where 88% of the population receives more money in government welfare than they pay in taxes.

How can this be? How can that many people get on the dole without the nation going bankrupt?

Simple: it has a sugar daddy. A very large sugar daddy.

The nation is part of a political confederation. It’s not Greece. It’s not Portugal. It’s not one of the other PIIGS.

It’s Scotland.

The land of William Wallace is on the dole.

The United Kingdom is the larger entity, and the people outside of Scotland are the hosts.

The welfare state is alive and well in Scotland.

Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, is to highlight official figures showing that only 283,080 households north of the border – 12 per cent of the total – pay more in tax than they receive in public services.

She will tell delegates that, because the public sector is seen as the key provider of everything from housing to employment, state spending now accounts for more than half Scotland’s wealth. . . .

Miss Davidson supported her claims by publishing figures from the Office for National Statistics, which showed the average Scottish household consumes £14,151 more in public services every year than it pays in tax.

Even the families in the middle income groups consume around £20,000 more in state spending than they contribute.

However, those in the top 10 per cent pay £17,205 more in tax than they receive in public services.

I love the sound of bagpipes. The trouble is, bagpipes are the preferred instrument for Scottish funerals.

The pipes are playing in Scotland. For Scotland.

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6 thoughts on “A Nation Where 88% of the Population Is on the Dole

  1. I can't wait till we have such great figures here. The sooner capitalism is destroyed, the sooner we all live justly and equally.

  2. Coming here soon as more and more join the 47% of takers, not makers.

  3. I am, of course, being VERY sarcastic here. I fear this will be our future, too.

  4. The Scots were always a warrior folk; after the union with England, became the UK's best soldiers. Basically, once the Empire broke up, their profession was gone. It's sort of like Apache Indian reservations; the Apaches can't be warriors any more since we defeated Geronimo. The result is that you have in each case a nation in which a great deal of civilian jobs were never necessary or possible, living in barren country, in which a great many of the men were first and foremost warriors, and now the nation is largely dispirited and demoralized by this loss of their identity. Industry is difficult without the rivers that power mills; agriculture is difficult in cold, rocky country (Scotland) or the desert (the parts of Arizona where the Apache reservations are).

  5. Texas Chris says:

    Markets emerge everywhere they have the freedom to profit. It is government intervention, regulation or welfare, taxation or subsidy, that stifles productivity.

    Scotland would be a free and productive country if the welfare dried up and the regulations were repealed.

  6. What's scary is that there are delusional people who actually believe your first post.