What you are seeing it the end-goal with the Progressive movement. Everyone becomes dependent upon government and all power is consolidated with government.
It looks like the Brits have the same problem as the USA when trying to motivate some people to work. The freebies are irresistible.
I've seen some calculations that show that when an American goes on Social Security Disability, plus collects food stamps, plus collects a housing subsidy, they can earn close to $30,000 per year. 90,000 people signed up for disability thus far in December of this year. Why work when Obamaclaus has made it so easy to collect tax free disability money? Obama is turning all of these people into hard-core Democrats who will fight to keep their freebies.
Nearly 90,000 Apply For Disability, December Record