It has since become non-PC to use such a term, but that’s never stopped me. Here’s a report of a wretched welfare queen who is mooching off taxpayers and should be deeply ashamed of her behavior.
The Queen was paid more than £224,000 in EU subsidies for her Windsor farm estate last year, according to figures obtained by The Mail on Sunday. …The subsidy for the 500-acre dairy and cereal farm, which was founded by Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert, has increased by almost £40,000 since 2009. Similar amounts are thought to have been paid to the Monarch to support her estates in Sandringham and Balmoral, but the Government refused to release this information. …A Palace spokesman said the rise was due to an increase in EU subsidy rates.
Keep in mind 224,000 British pounds is about $350,000 – and that’s not even counting the handouts and subsidies that the royal family may be receiving from other estates.
That’s downright disgusting, and should be Example A in the argument to get rid of Europe’s corrupt Common Agricultural Policy – much as the United States Department of Agriculture should be abolished as quickly as possible.
But there’s another point worth making. Government-coerced redistribution is never a good idea, particularly when done by a central government. But there are degrees of wrong. Taking from rich people to give to poor people is wrong. But as I’ve noted before, taking from poor people to line the pockets of rich people is utterly reprehensible.