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Dutch king declares end of the welfare state -
The King of the Netherlands has informed his country that their welfare state is finished. King told the Dutch people that they must create their own social and financial safety nets, and that looking for state help was a thing of the 20th century. Recent polls show confidence in the government at a record low and that most Dutch people believe the cabinet’s austerity policies are partially to blame. It was not immediately clear if the 100 million euros spent by the government on maintaining the Royal House would be included in the austerity cuts. Read complete article ‎- silpol