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Thursday, October 11, 2012

88% of Scots take more in taxes than they pay

The Welfare State - Only 12% of the people are responsible for generating Scotland’s wealth.
  • Anyone who challenges the Socialist status quo is deemed an “enemy of the state”.

This is a wake up call for the United States.

At a Conservative Party conference Tory leaders in Scotland defended their inability to win elections blaming a voting population that takes more from the treasury than they put in.  Candidates advocating hard work and paying your own way in the world get a chilly reception from the mass of voters eager to collect more "free" stuff paid for by the producers of society.

Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, highlighted official figures showing that only 283,080 households north of the border – 12 per cent of the total – pay more in tax than they receive in public services.
Scot Tory Leader Davidson

She told Conservative Party delegates that, because the public sector is seen as the key provider of everything from housing to employment, state spending now accounts for more than half Scotland’s wealth reports the UK Telegraph.

She blamed Alex Salmond, the SNP First Minister, and his Labour predecessors for nurturing a “corrosive sense of entitlement” among voters that has prevented her party making a comeback in Scotland.

Davidson argued this Left-wing “stranglehold” suits Labour and the SNP but has made it difficult for the Tories as so many voters are reliant on the public sector for their household income.

Her strongly worded attack on state patronage follows David Cameron’s warning to the Scottish Tories last autumn that they had no excuse for their dismal election performances.

But Davidson told the conference that Scotland’s “staggering” and “frightening” reliance on the public sector must be taken into account.

“The rotten system of patronage, which denies so many people real choices in their lives, has created a corrosive sense of entitlement which suits its political gang masters,” she said.

“Only 12 per cent are responsible for generating Scotland’s wealth. I wonder how many of them work on public sector contracts.”

Referring to her party’s dismal election record, the Scottish Conservative leader will conclude: “If the gang master state is the only provider people can see for their housing, education and employment, it’s no surprise those who seek to break the stranglehold find barriers in their way.”

Anyone who challenges the status quo is deemed an “enemy of the state”, she argued, before claiming this is the real reason some political commentators have written off the Scottish Tories.

(UK Telegraph)

Scottish Parliament
The Scottish Conservative Party (in blue) has but a tiny handful of seats in Parliament.  The Moochers and Looters of society wanting to drain the treasury vastly out number those who put money into the treasury.
This is coming soon to the United States unless the Marxist Welfare State is brought under control.
Scottish Parliament 2011.svg
Political groupsGovernment

Opposition Parties
Scots are sucking hard on the public teat.

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