Consider the fact a benefit system is there to insure that all people can have a workable way of life and at least basic sustenance, not everyone can luck into opportunity that affords them a comfortable way of life, some people may fall out of jobs and be unable to get back up, others may rise up and start paying increased taxes after being sustained on it. The government budget is fueled by the country, and its people and should be providing for the people since it is created from them anyways.
Why should hard working citizens pay money to people who can not be bothered to work hard. Although I agree with giving money to the disabled and single parents e.T.C. But why should we give money to people who sit and watch tv all day, which earn more than people who work hard all week and end up earning less than those out of work and on benefits.
The UK benefit system is not fair. The government provides health for everyone but it is not a good system. A friend of mine in England received an abnormal pap. She was told she needed to come in once a year instead of once every two years. In the U.S. once a year is recommended for healthy women that do not have abnormal pap smears. Women who have abnormal test results are seen every few months to every six months. The UK health program may be cheaper for the individual person but they are not receiving the quality care.