The last sentence says it all. You contradict yourself at every turn Barney.<quoted text>
"Entitlements VS. No Entitlements..'
Looks like you picked the wrong country to compare to.
Social welfare, assistance for the ill or otherwise disabled and for the old, has long been provided in Japan by both the government and private companies. Beginning in the 1920s, the government enacted a series of welfare programs, based mainly on European models, to provide medical care and financial support. During the postwar period, a comprehensive system of social security was gradually established. Government expenditures for all forms of social welfare increased from 6% of the national income in the early 1970s, to 18% in 1989. The mixture of public and private funding have created complex pension and insurance systems. But a much older tradition calls for support within the family and the local community.
I'll play! Let's say Social Welfare works for those people in Japan. Why doesn't it work for those people in Detroit? LMAO! You are so easy little man..