I've been arguing forever that the same central idea underlies both criminality and the welfare state: That the individual is not responsible for his life and decisions, the government is.
I've gone on and on about the subject. I must now confess that one protest sign summarizes it more succinctly than I ever did.
UPDATE: A well-regarded journalist tells me the picture might be a hoax, citing this source. I got the picture from a Facebook friend I know to be reliable, but being reliable doesn't mean you can't ever get taken in. The picture looks genuine to me, but I'm no expert on the subject. The gimme-or-else sentiment on the sign is all too authentic, however.