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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-11 09:15 PM
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25. Not democratic, but welfare state perhaps?
I think the question of how a European welfare state could survive such a rapidly changing and diversifying demographic is something we need to ask.

The answer does not have to be to completely shut down the whole thing i.e. become the United States, but dont you suppose that if you had more benefits in the U.S., wouldnt some people be even more hysterical about immigration?

I mean, if there is one thing Americans do not like, it is the feeling that someone, somewhere might just get something that they do not deserve - especially if that something comes out of the pockets of everyone else.

Personally, I fear for the future of the European welfare state, especially since it is under attack by right wingers and disaster capitalists already.
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