Based on the conversation on Japan, you nor Indy couldn't identify the Islands of Japan on a map and neither have ever visited Japan to determine what they have or obtained any understanding of their social infrastructure.
Nor do you know jack about the Netherlands and their system of government or what drives their economy.
Funding for America's social spending is exclusively financed by the Americans in the middle class earning wages, it's not from contributions system wide...... those individuals who may be unfortunate enough to have to apply and receive help are only depending on prior contributions they've made in the form of FICA taxes which are exclusive to wages in America. That's the sole purpose of FICA Taxes, providing aid and assistance to those displace or disabled and children and senior citizens in need.
<quoted text>He said it wasn't a welfare state.....unlike Europe and the US. Are you related to sheeple? I'm beginning to think you are. Let it go and quit twisting words around because it disrupts the flow of conversation. The more you drone on about this, the more you reveal your ignorance. Now, move on, already.