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According to UK think tank Civitas, one in three households in the UK is dependent on the state for at least half its income.

(Wayne Allard said, “From the employees’ standpoint, in 1935, Social Security was a big gamble. Employees would be required to participate in the program, contributing a percentage of their income for their entire adult working life.” Nowadays it looks as if the gamble was more the government’s. Gambling that people would try to stand on their own two feet.)

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