Friday, August 10, 2007

Free Riders of the World, Unite!

A couple in Sweden collected ten years of welfare payments because they claim to be conscientious objectors to work.

The husband justified the payments by writing, "Conventional work is out of the question for me - both in terms of my conscience and on an intellectual level - as it seems objectionable with regard to both my personal well-being and the well-being of society as a whole. Emotionally too it creates unbearable pain and dejection."

Unfortunately for people with such refined sensibilities, a local court decided that aversion to work isn't a good enough reason to continue collecting welfare payments. The couple is appealing.

Meanwhile, teenagers and worthless uncles across the world have enthusiastically praised the husband's articulate summary of their common cause. Free riders of the world, unite!

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