Welfare's purpose should be to eliminate, as far as possible, the need for its own existence.
Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff.
Politics is the entertainment branch of industry.
You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.