Baroness Mary Warnock, who is described as "one of Britain's leading medical ethics experts," recommended that the elderly kill themselves to avoid becoming a financial burden on their families. "Anger Over Euthanasia Comments" 12 December 2004 http://icnorthlondononline.icnetwork.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=14971545&method=full&siteid=50102&headline=anger-over-euthanasia-comments-name_page.html That's how the welfare state works. It confiscates whatever provisions people might make for their old age. Then it dissipates the proceeds in vote-buying projects. When it becomes obvious that the public pension system has promised more than it can deliver, they recommend the accelerated death of the elderly.