- Jul 18, 2008
Mostly, yes, why wouldn't I? The statement was quite simple - if you're not a producer, you're a consumer. We have more consumers in this country than producers right now. Benefit systems are there for when you fall on hard times - that's why most of us take out life insurance, medical insurance, car insurance, etc. The government system is theoretically there for those who can't help themselves. Of course the system doesn't work nearly as well as it should for various reasons, but surprise surprise, not all those who collect a state pension are just lazy... a discussion for another thread altogether.Do you include the 16 million people who sit at home and collect grants paid by honest taxpayers in the group that rides off the rest of us?