Monday, 17 September 2012

Not long ago I posted about how support for redistributionist economic policies was, in large part, inversely related to the genetic diversity of the population. Because we are programmed by nature to empathise with those who are like us, we are not willing to pay taxes to fund the lives of idle aliens. Here is more confirmation of it from the Telegraph, although the writer doesn't address this point specifically. Note how public support for welfare fell away dramatically during the Labour years, as the immigrants flooded in.
The number of people who believe that unemployment benefits are too high has jumped sharply in the past year, with the majority thinking that generous welfare payments prevent people “standing on their own two feet”.

It contrasts with opinion during previous recessions when support increased.
The authors of the report, which has tracked public opinion since the 1980s, said it pointed to a long-term change in attitudes, with support shifting away from a belief in state handouts.

Despite doubts about the Government’s austerity programme, the study shows strong public support for moves by Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, to overhaul the welfare system.

The survey, conducted by NatCen, a social research group, and funded by government departments and charities, has tracked public opinion in Britain over a period covering seven general elections, five prime ministers and three recessions, allowing it to distinguish from short and long-term trends.

The latest findings, based on interviews with 3,311 people selected at random, show a marked rise in scepticism about the welfare state.

The number of people who believe that unemployment benefits are too high and actively discourage work has risen from just over half (54 per cent) to 62 per cent in a year – the highest level ever seen in the study.

By contrast, during the recession of the early 1990s only 24 per cent of the population thought unemployment benefits were unhelpfully high.

Fewer than one in five people believes out-of-work benefits are too low – an opinion which was held by more than half the population during the 1990s.

The report shows that a shift from support for welfare began under Labour, during the boom years of the 2000s, when unemployment was lower and public spending was rising.
Unusually, scepticism about the benefits of state handouts, has hardened during the current economic crisis.

The authors noted that it appeared to be a long-term change that “leaves Britain looking like a more individualistic society, one in which those on benefits are judged more harshly”.
Source: Telegraph


Anonymous said...

DP111 wrote..

Nations are best secured when they are based on a common culture. This is a prerequisite to avoid a civil war, and makes good sense. "Good sense" in that people with common culture will willingly cooperate for the common civic good. The more multicultural a society becomes, the less loyalty to the common weal. This then leads to the breakdown of law and order, as the police and judiciary have no sense of what is right and wrong for the common weal.

We see this in Europe, particularly in Sweden, and France.

As the number of Muslims increase in the West, calls by Muslims to have their own state will grow. And when they are not granted that request, they will most certainly respond with violence. It is inevitable. What then? We are heading towards a Bosnia type situation. A civil war is the most dirty of all wars. The victors will most certainly exact a heavy price, as that is the norm in civil wars.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, when you allow the immigration of huge numbers of cultural aliens over a long period of time, you reach a tipping point where they are numerous enough, together with the Leftist useful idiots, to permanently forestall any meaningful political reform.

Anonymous said...

So true. It is a substantial disincentive to pay your taxes, for example, when you see Somali families who don't work getting $100K a year in benefits and payments, as large Somali families do in Norway. And to add insult to injury, their kids will then mug you and attack your own kids in school.

Studies in the US and UK show that the more diverse a community is, the less likely people are to trust their neighbors.



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