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Reality TV show ‘Benefits Street’ ignites controversy over British welfare system

The welfare system was the pride of post-war Britain, but the reaction to the incendiary reality television programme "Benefits Street" is showing how much times have changed. The show revolves around a real residential road in Birmingham, which has……

Ron Paul: ‘The welfare system helps the wealthy’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul wants to abolish all income taxes — but he says he’ll have to completely destroy the “welfare system” to do it. During CNN’s Republican debate in Florida on Thursday, moderator Wolf Blitzer asked Paul if he agreed with the tax policies that former President Ronald…