PUBLISHED: 18:58, 13 May 2012 | UPDATED: 11:49, 14 May 2012 Scottish tycoon Sir Tom Hunter has accused his countrymen of being 'pampered' and 'dependent' on welfare as it emerges almost nine-out-ten working-age people in one deprived area of Glasgow are claiming benefits. Hunter, Scotland's first self-made billionaire, claims the shocking statistics are evidence of a wider problem and that too many Scots 'expect what others strive and work hard for'. Astonishing figures from the Department of Work and Pensions reveal 85 per cent of working age adults in Bridgeton, in the city's impoverished east end, are claiming some kind of welfare payment. He told the Sunday Times: 'The fact is the welfare state has simply enabled us to become pampered, dependent people who expect what others strive and graft hard for. 'For those most vulnerable, most in need in our society, (the welfare state) is sacrosanct. 'However the pendulum, in my view, has swung too far and we expect too much from our state when in many respects we have not earned that expectation. He said: 'Too many families feel outside of society, with no expectation that will change for them or their children. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...d-benefits-capital-Britain.html#ixzz1ut3hqfEx dont want to work, can't work, just hopelessness and despair. Why go down this path?