The Therapy Sessions
Friday, March 05, 2004
Welfare state funnies
Need another reason to oppose a big government welfare state?
I have one: You have to listen to people like this:
BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court rejected a legal bid on Friday by an unemployed man who wanted the state to provide him with free pornography and trips to brothels because his wife is in Thailand.
Any word on how his wife feels about this?
The court in the southern town of Ansbach ruled that social services did not extend to satisfying the 43-year-old's sexual needs after he attempted to sue his local welfare office because it had refused to finance his appetite for prostitutes and porn.
"He wanted them to pay for four trips to the brothel a month, eight porn films a month, plus condoms," said court spokesman Peter Burgdorf. "He also wanted some sort of appliance for self-gratification to use when watching porn."
"The state owes me a living. And a house, three meals a day, a TV (with cable, of course) and, of course, brothel trips, condoms, porn films and blow up dolls...and you know, I could use some booze too."