Welfare State is Over, Dutch King Announces


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In other news, republics just don’t work.

Holland’s new king Willem-Alexander today declared the end of the welfare state in a nationally-televised annual address.

The king, who is at 46 the youngest monarch in Europe, said a new ‘participation society’ would take its place, in which people must save and invest to create their own social safety net with less help from the national government.

‘The shift to a “participation society” is especially visible in social security and long-term care,’ the king said in a speech to MPs written for him by Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government.

The classic welfare state of the second half of the 20th century in these areas in particular brought forth arrangements that are unsustainable in their current form.’

He said that nowadays, people expect and ‘want to make their own choices, to arrange their own lives, and take care of each other.’

Well some do. Others don’t. That’s the problem we’re all faced with. What began as a social safety net has evolved into a lifestyle for some, especially those with the least investment in their host country.

The toxic relationship between left-wing activists and the professional poor is destroying entire economies as the left is motivated to increase the welfare rolls and those on them are motivated to vote for the left.

  • mtnhikerdude

    “Assimilation refusal is the first seed planted to overthrow a Nation. Any Nation accepting “Assimilation Refusal” as politically correct will eventually no longer be its own Nation” .

  • montana83

    Can’t we replace his majesty Obama with this king?

    • tickletik

      Not even as a joke. There will be a king, but he will sit on the throne in Jerusalem, and we’ll only out up with him because he will be the only king who understands who the REAL boss is. As for the rest, this yankee son of Yehuda has no use for any of them.

  • Jason

    I’d love to see how the Muslims react to this. Didnt they riot in France when this happened last? No more Jizya. Now, if only Geert Wilders was elected, the Dutch might have the perfect state to fight Islamisation.

  • MeanieHead

    No, the real problem is that the voters are lazy and voted for these wolves in sheep clothing whiners who offer to give people something for nothing. Nothing in life is free. Until the freeloaders realize that, they will continue to fall for the government giveaways (which cost someone something… usually their job or savings).

  • ObamaYoMoma

    But he said nothing of the deluge of Muslim immigrants (really stealth jihadists) sucking the tit of the welfare state dry while at the same time forming Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia while refusing just like clockwork to assimilate and integrate into Dutch society because in essence it is really stealth and deceptive non-violent jihad for the strategic purpose of demographic conquest.

  • herb benty

    Pray other leftist EU nations come to their senses and the West has solid allies once again.