Dear all,However, the welfare state has never been an unchallenged system, either in Scandinavia or elsewhere, ...the present welfare arrangements originated and developed in the 1960s and 1970s at a time of high economic growth and low unemployment. It has never been the intention either with unemployment, sickness benefits or with cash benefits that so many people should receive them or that they should receive them for so long as has been the case in recent years.---taken from Here
I have trouble with the red chunk, and even don't think it is standard English. Could you clear up my confusion? Thanks.