King Willem-Alexander: Welfare state is “unsustainable”

September 19, 2013

According to the Associated Press:

King Willem-Alexander delivered a message to the Dutch people from the government Tuesday in a nationally televised address: the welfare state of the 20th century is gone.

…the monarch’s traditional annual address on the day the government presents its budget for the coming year. It was Willem-Alexander’s first appearance on the national stage since…he ascended to the throne.

“The classic welfare state of the second half of the 20th century in these areas in particular brought forth arrangements that are unsustainable in their current form.”

To read the entire article in the Associated Press, please click here.

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands

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