Monday, June 24, 2024

Do not assume that government has our interests at heart

Many of us are swayed into putting too much faith in the idea of the government as a body that can and is meant to take care of us.  The fact that politicians of all shades also perpetuate this fiction at every turn only serves to worsen the situation.  However, there are so many basic factors that make it inherently impossible for the government to dish out free goodies like Father Christmas. 

The biggest problem that the government faces, in pretending that it could be the provider of our life needs, is that our individual needs are way too many, incongruent, and complicated to quantify and calculate.  Because those needs are difficult to quantify, the government has no idea of how much they would cost.  Invariably the government is left with no clue whatsoever as to how they are to fund the needs of millions of citizens.   All that they do ultimately is promise too many pies in the sky because, even though they are loathe to admit it, they just do not know what the totality of those needs is in the first place.

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