And I think it is bad in Northern Ireland!
Ruth Davidson, the Scottish Conservative leader, is to highlight 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. She will tell 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. She will blame 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
88% of Scottish households parasite off the State! Hoots but there’s a little Caledonian reality check for you. Davidson is also right to attribute this to the entitlement agenda retailed by the Left. Same here in Northern Ireland, maybe even worse. Too many worship at the high altar of the State – the great benefactor which provides all it thinks you will need from cradle to grave. And none dare observe that..
“A government big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.
Worst of all, all this Scottish State largesse is funded by ENGLISH taxes stolen via the Barnett formula. How can Scotland prosper when 88% of households take more from the State than they pay in?