Feeling sorry

Poor Americans want government to increase their benefits.

Seniors want government to provide higher Social Security benefits now and ever after.

Millenials want government to forgive their student loans.

African Americans want government payment for the actions of past generations

Middle class Americans want government to provide free health care.

Low wage workers want government to mandate higher pay.

I’m starting to feel sorry for whomever this guy Government is.


  1. It’s the nature of a democracy to allow public policy to be influenced by popular opinion. But you don’t much like that, I gather.


    1. I don’t see how your comment is relevant to the post. Besides that is not how responsible public policy is supposed to work. Popular opinion may well be in conflict with the right policies. I would have thought the last four years clearly demonstrated that.


      1. I agree that popular opinion made a ill-advised decision in 2016, I’m just saying, that’s the nature of our system of government. It generally works well, but not always. We can’t really have a system in which Dick Quinn has the final say about what the best policies are, can we? Recall Churchill’s famous remark that democracy is the worst governmental system, except for all the others that have been tried.


      2. Sure you can express yourself, and that’s what you do. But when you give a litany of groups who favor policies that are in their interest, you’re spitting into the wind. Or doing something into the wind. Of COURSE groups will vote their own interests. That’s the way democracy works.


    2. .
      ” Hence it is, that such Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives, as they have been violent in their deaths.”

      James Madison – President during the War of 1812 when the British burned down Washington DC



    1. Mik – We are all victims of a corrupt political class, that is so concerned with staying in power, that they no longer do what is right for our people and country.


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