65 Welfare State Quotes On Success In Life

These Welfare State quotes will inspire you. The welfare state, the concept of government in which the state or a well-established network of social institutions plays a key role in the protection and promotion of the economic and social well-being of citizens.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Welfare State quotes, Welfare State sayings, and Welfare State proverbs.

Best Welfare State Quotes

  1. “The welfare state shields people from the consequences of their own mistakes, allowing irresponsibility to continue and to flourish among ever wider circles of people.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  2. “Libertarians know that a free country has nothing to fear from anyone coming in or going out – while a welfare state is scared to death of poor people coming in and rich people getting out.” ~ Harry Browne
  3. “The welfare state is the oldest con game in the world. First you take people’s money away quietly, and then you give some of it back to them flamboyantly.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  4. “The Welfare State is merely a method for transforming the market economy step by step into socialism.” ~ Ludwig von Mises
  5. “The welfare state inhibits the maturation of its young citizens into responsible adults” ~ Dennis Prager

  6. “We must recognize that personal freedoms diminish as the welfare state grows. The price of more and more public programs is less and less private freedom.” ~ Caspar Weinberger
  7. “Compassion is good but politicians have turned compassion into the welfare state.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  8. “A well-designed welfare state can actually encourage people to take chances with their jobs and be more, not less, open to changes.” ~ Ha-Joon Chang
  9. “Doing good with other people’s money has two basic flaws. In the first place, you never spend anybody else’s money as carefully as you spend your own. So a large fraction of that money is inevitably wasted. In the second place, and equally important, you cannot do good with other people’s money unless you first get the money away from them. So that force – sending a policeman to take the money from somebody’s pocket – is fundamentally at the basis of the philosophy of the welfare state.” ~ Milton Friedman
  10. “Healthcare is the cornerstone of the socialist state. It is the crown jewel of the welfare state.” ~ Monica Crowley

  11. “The black family survived centuries of slavery and generations of Jim Crow, but it has disintegrated in the wake of the liberals’ expansion of the welfare state.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  12. “What we’re putting forward is the most radical reform of the welfare state… for 60 years. I think it will have a transformative effect in making sure that everyone is better off in work and better off working rather than on benefits.” ~ David Cameron
  13. “The welfare state is an assault on families.” ~ Larry Elder
  14. “Our expensive welfare state is fueled by the destructive notion that ‘greed’ is when you want to keep your own money but ‘compassion’ is when you want to take somebody else’s.” ~ Lawrence Reed
  15. “To have created a Welfare State was a great achievement; but we must go on to create a Welfare Planet.” ~ George Mikes

  16. “I want to increase our spending on research and development by 25%. That’s something the U.S. does very well. That dynamism alongside a welfare state in the European community – that’s the synthesis I want to achieve.” ~ Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero
  17. “The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools.” ~ Herbert Spencer
  18. “The problem of how we finance the welfare state should not obscure a separate issue: if each person thinks he has an inalienable right to welfare, no matter what happens to the world, that’s not equity, it’s just creating a society where you can’t ask anything of people.” ~ Jacques Delors
  19. “There are people who believe in expanding the welfare state across the spectrum of races and ethnicities and creeds.” ~ Jeb Bush
  20. “Is there any possibility of getting the super Welfare State’s honey and avoiding the sting?” ~ C. S. Lewis

  21. “You cannot simultaneously have free immigration and a welfare state.” ~ Milton Friedman
  22. “Stripped of its academic jargon, the welfare state is nothing more than a mechanism by which governments confiscate the wealth of the productive members of a society to support a wide variety of welfare schemes.” ~ Alan Greenspan
  23. “The biggest and most deadly ‘tax’ rate on the poor comes from a loss of various welfare state benefits – food stamps, housing subsidies and the like – if their income goes up.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  24. “Whether we want to own up to it or not, the welfare state has done what Jim Crow, gross discrimination and poverty could not have done. It has contributed to the breakdown of the black family structure and has helped establish a set of values alien to traditional values of high moral standards, hard work and achievement.” ~ Walter E. Williams
  25. “Citizens of liberal welfare states become increasingly narcissistic” ~ Dennis Prager

  26. “The more the state gives to its citizens, the less they have to earn. That is the basic concept of the welfare state – you receive almost everything you need without having to earn any of it. About half of Americans now pay no federal income tax – but they receive all government benefits just as if they had paid for, i.e., earned them.” ~ Dennis Prager
  27. “Our upside down welfare state is socialism for the rich, free enterprise for the poor.” ~ William O. Douglas
  28. “Modern economics and the welfare state borrowed heavily on the future.” ~ Gregory Benford
  29. “A welfare state, properly conceived, can be an integral part of a conservative society.” ~ Irving Kristol
  30. “The welfare state is not really about the welfare of the masses. It is about the egos of the elites.” ~ Thomas Sowell

  31. “The welfare state corrupts family life. Even Democrats have acknowledged the destructive consequences of the welfare state on the underclass. It has rendered vast numbers of male unnecessary to females, who have looked to the state to support them and their children (and the more children, the more state support) rather than to husbands. In effect, these women took the state as their husband.” ~ Dennis Prager
  32. “The welfare state has bred a generation of obnoxious, drug-addled criminals and ne’er-do-wells. It has also, incidentally, burdened what was once the world’s biggest, most dynamic economy with the dead weight of an obstructive and vastly expensive state machine.” ~ Martin Durkin
  33. “Throughout history, politicians have used other people’s property to buy themselves power. That is the primary achievement of the welfare state.” ~ James Bovard
  34. “The welfare state is collapsing all around us. There are people that realize that we can’t go on this way, but I’m not sure how many people realize how close we are to the collapse of the U.S. financial system.” ~ Rush Limbaugh
  35. “The welfare state has always been judged by its good intentions, rather than its bad results.” ~ Thomas Sowell

  36. “The welfare state that is built upon this conception seems to prove precisely away from the conservative conception of authoritative and personal government, towards a labyrinthine privilege sodden structure of anonymous power, structuring a citizenship that is increasingly reluctant to answer for itself, increasingly parasitic on the dispensations of a bureaucracy towards which it can feel no gratitude.” ~ Roger Scruton
  37. “Welfare states on both sides of the Atlantic have discovered that largesse to losers does not reduce their hostility to society, but only increases it. Far from producing gratitude, generosity is seen as an admission of guilt, and the reparations as inadequate compensations for injustices – leading to worsening behavior by the recipients.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  38. “The Welfare State, which begun in Imperial Germany for the truly indigent and disabled, has now become “everybody’s entitlement” and an increasing burden on those who produce.” ~ Peter Drucker
  39. “The welfare state is institutionalized crime – ‘organized plunder,’ as the French economist Frederic Bastiat called it. It systematizes what is intrinsically wrong: forcing some people to support others. The Democrats favor the indefinite expansion of the welfare state, perpetually increasing the ratio of force to freedom in society.” ~ Joseph Sobran
  40. “The welfare state is an enemy of private property. The excessive taxation used to support the welfare state is extremely dangerous.” ~ Charles A. Murray

  41. “The welfare state has done to Black Americans what slavery (and Jim Crow and racism) could not have done. . .break up the black family. Today, just slightly over 30 percent of black kids live in two-parent families. Historically, from the 1870s on. . . 75-90 percent of black kids lived in two-parent families.” ~ John Stossel
  42. “As the welfare state is hollowed out, a culture of compassion is replaced by a culture of violence, cruelty and disposability.” ~ Henry Giroux
  43. “Quite the most Christian thing that has happened in my lifetime is the Welfare State.” ~ Donald Soper, Baron Soper
  44. “The difference between a welfare state and a totalitarian state is a matter of time.” ~ Ayn Rand
  45. “A welfare state is frightened of every poor person who tries to get in and every rich person who tries to get out.” ~ Harry Browne

  46. “In various European countries, it is increasingly common for young men to live with their parents into their 30s and even longer. Why not? In the welfare state, there is no shame in doing so.” ~ Dennis Prager
  47. “And here we encounter the seeds of government disaster and collapse – the kind that wrecked ancient Rome and every other civilization that allowed a sociopolitical monster called the welfare state to exist.” ~ Barry Goldwater
  48. “General welfare is a general condition – maybe sound currency is general welfare, maybe markets, maybe judicial system, maybe a national defense, but this is specific welfare. This justifies the whole welfare state – the military industrial complex, the welfare to foreigners, the welfare state that imprisons our people and impoverishes our people and gives us our recession.” ~ Ron Paul
  49. “There is no difference in principle, … between the economic philosophy of Nazism, socialism, communism, and fascism and that of the American welfare state and regulated economy.” ~ Jacob G. Hornberger
  50. “Fiscally, I’m very conservative. I don’t believe in welfare states. I believe in giving people jobs.” ~ Gene Simmons

  51. “There are no conservatives in the United States. The United States does not have a conservative tradition. The people who call themselves conservatives, like the Heritage Foundation or Gingrich, are believers in — are radical statists. They believe in a powerful state, but a welfare state for the rich.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  52. “History, well taught, is the demythologising of the past… Take any important issue of our time – Northern Ireland, Nuclear Disarmament, Race, The Welfare State, South Africa – and it becomes impossible to seriously confront any of them without understanding their historical background.” ~ Alan Bullock
  53. “I believe that the Welfare State redistributes poverty and reduces income. As Karl Kraus once said of psychoanalysis, the Welfare State is the disease which it purports to cure.” ~ Arnold Kling
  54. “The stark truth is that as long as the welfare state makes it possible for young women – or teenage girls – to have children without a husband and survive without a job, out-of-wedlock births will remain ruinously high, and the inner city will continue to be marked by crime, poverty, and despair.” ~ David Boaz
  55. “There’s no conflict between the social-welfare state and open markets.” ~ Gerhard Schroder

  56. “The 1935 Social Security Act established 65 as the age of eligibility for payouts. But welfare state politics quickly becomes a bidding war, enriching the menu of benefits, so in 1956 Congress entitled women to collect benefits at 62, extending the entitlement to men in 1961.” ~ George Will
  57. “Coercion is as much the tool of the welfare state as it is of communism. The programs and edicts of both are backed by the police force. All of us know this to be true under communism, but it is equally true under our own brand of welfare statism.” ~ Leonard Read
  58. “Under both the welfare state and communism, the responsibility for the welfare, security, and prosperity of the people is presumed to rest with the central government.” ~ Leonard Read
  59. “Bush has legitimized a huge expansion of the welfare state, liberalizing immigration, and using force for democratization abroad. All the next Democratic president has to do to finish Bush’s hard work is to raise taxes to pay for it all.” ~ Andrew Sullivan
  60. “As long as there’s this welfare state of ours we’re not going to have any good fighters” ~ Tommy Farr

  61. “As a result of the Left’s sympathetic views of pacifism and because almost no welfare state can afford a strong military, European countries rely on America to fight the world’s evil, and even to defend them” ~ Dennis Prager
  62. “American critics of welfare statism are often surprised to learn that countries like West Germany, with a much more comprehensive welfare state and a statistically larger public sector, have fewer government employees per capita than the United States does.” ~ Robert Kuttner
  63. “To continue on the road we Americans have traveled for the past century is ultimately to deliver ourselves completely into the hands of an unlimited government. We can have a free society or a welfare state. We cannot have both.” ~ Robert Higgs
  64. “Bahrainis are better off than many other Arabs. We have a welfare state, everybody gets a salary whether they have a job or not. Electricity and food are subsidized school and healthcare are free. And we don’t differentiate between Bahrainis and foreigners. We are very proud of that.” ~ Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa
  65. “The history of the welfare state is the history of public enterprise pushing out private organization. The impact was largely unintentional, but natural and inevitable. Higher taxes left individuals with less money to give; government’s assumption of responsibility for providing welfare shriveled the perceived duty of individuals to respond to their neighbors’ needs; and the availability of public programs gave recipients an alternative to private assistance, one which did not challenge recipients to reform their destructive behavior.” ~ Doug Bandow

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