On the other side, I believe that is just that: Abuse of a generally good system. Many people *want* to work, try their best to get a job, but there simply are no jobs for them, especially in the current situation. That especially concerns low-skilled and older people. They need support. (And that's not even mentioning people who really are incapable of working, like handicapped or ill people who simply cost more than they can possibly bring in on the free market.) I don't think these people in need should be punished for a few rotten apples abusing the system.
On the other side, I see there is a class of people which is very wealthy, but refuses to contribute its share. Not really in the productive sector, the middle to upper middle class of hard-working and responsible enterprisers, but in the financial sector. Thanks to 30 years of constant lobby work by the financial "industry", they have to pay fewer taxes than all others and the financial sector has been deregulated more and more. Part of the economic troubles we're in is because of this deregulation (other reasons include irresponsible fiscal policies and spending by the state).
And we see a degree of irresponsibility in the finance sector that is not just unfair towards the poor, but a slap in the face of free markets standards too: Ideally, on a free market, an enterpriser has the responsibility for his actions. When his company fails, he fails too and gets bankrupt. But in the financial sector, when some broker gambles away billions of euros/dollars which don't even belong to him, he gets fired in the worst case, but gets compensations of millions, more than many workers make in their whole life. Most of the time, they are not even held responsible personally. The market correction mechanism is void, because even losing is no incentive to do better work anymore.
And the money they are gambling away are often savings and pensions of hard working people who were told their money is safe and who cannot be expected to know much about the financial sector. All they know is their money is gone.
Don't get me wrong, I am not saying the finance sector is evil, or that that their work is meaningless or unncessary, I'm just saying they should contribute like everybody else does. A financial transaction tax was in the debate here, the German conservatives now support it too (Merkel's Christian Democrats), but their smaller junior coalition partner, the libertarian FDP, is strictly against it -- the lobby work is bearing its fruits. And guess what tax rate is in debate? 0.15%. Zero point one five percent. Tell that an average "plumber Joe" or even a middle class enterpriser running a supermarket, asking him how much he has to pay for taxes, and he'll break out in laughter.