Jono - are you saying that homeowners gain no benefit from the welfare state. Rick points out for instance how working tax credit is tenure blind. There are specific mortgage schemes for persons supported by Income Support (all-be-it restricted to persons with learning disability). A rising number of homeowners are in receipt of JSA. And that is before considering the range of other benefits including health, education, transport, law and order, defence etc.
There is a problem with sweeping statements and that is that people tend to be deluded by them.