something for something


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BIRKENHEAD MP Frank Field is calling for a new deal between the Government and taxpayers to replace "something for nothing" welfare with a revived "something for something" system which puts the contributory principle back at the heart of the welfare state.
"This is something for something, not something for nothing."
The new Welfare State means something for something, not something for nothing - and this is just the start.