welfare state

NOUN
  1. a government that undertakes responsibility for the welfare of its citizens through programs in public health and public housing and pensions and unemployment compensation etc.
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How To Use welfare state In A Sentence

  • The welfare state was not set up to support vast families or single mothers in inter-generational welfare dependency. We deserve a fair society, but it won't be created by a vendetta against the poor
  • Unreformed, the modern welfare state will stagnate under its own weight. Times, Sunday Times
  • The welfare state was set up to provide a safety net for the poor and needy.
  • The welfare state never came close to eliminating poverty.
  • The welfare state and the managed economy did not suddenly emerge full-blown in this period.
  • But Duncan came from the generation before the welfare state, when to survive at all you had to be as tough as old boots - and he was.
  • We should do health insurance reform using the free market for a change instead of the failed liberal welfare state. ah, in case you haven’t had a total calcification, that is where we are now. Think Progress » Democrats Need To Pass A Comprehensive Health Care Bill
  • I believe that the Government's general aim is to whittle away the Welfare State.
  • These changes clearly signal the end of the welfare state as we know it.
  • The welfare state seemed to confirm the reformability of capitalism and the viability of a third way between capitalism and socialism.
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