As a tax payer i honestly can put my hand on my heart and say, i don't care a hoot.
If the guy can get by without money, good on him.
It's a damn site better than these low life's that haven't worked a day in their lives AND claim a living (sponging) off the state for them and their numerous offspring.
To be honest i can understand why this type of life would appeal to some one, more than someone working for a purposely low wage.
Surely if your THAT pissed off with the government and it's spending plans, you'd move rather than drag yourself and family through a minimum wage living.
For me i'm semi-retired and do help out other folks as much as i can, who in turn help me out sometimes if needed.
I have private medical insurance though and a private pension, so even though i've paid into various countries tax revenues (and still do) i've never claimed dole, or received any medical attention from any of the national health services.
Be interesting to see how this guy would get on in the states though with their famous health system.
Pretty sure health insurance companies wouldn't accept a dozen eggs a week as payment.