By: Diane Benjamin
When government thinks they are helping people they are really robbing the population – the ones paying the bills and the ones receiving goods or services.
Obviously if you are forced to give your money to the government for things you never use, want, or need your wallet is being fleeced. Many times you don’t even know where the stolen money is spent.
The receiver of not-worked-for items are also robbed. Dignity is non-existent while waiting for the next subsidiary check. Freedom of going where you want to go is stolen when public transpiration is late again. Health declines when government makes it easier to hop a virtually free bus instead of walking a few blocks or hopping on a bike, not to mention less-than-quality-care under Medicaid.
When government provides goods and services the citizens become slaves of government. Why are government programs rarely cut? Because the people got used to their free stuff. Government trained them to be dependents at your expense. Chaos becomes normal when the free stuff is late.
Frequent readers are aware of the hugely subsidized local bus service – Connect Transit. This is the latest story: https://blnnews.com/2016/05/14/taxpayer-theft-by-bus/
Readers may not know the County has their own bus service – Show Bus. Of course, it wouldn’t exist without subsidies either:
This is from page 139 of the April McLean County Board minutes: April-1
When did personal responsibility become government will handle it for you?
Is this what “best practices” means?
Is this “sustainable”?
Feel lied to?
Think this quasi-socialist government game continues forever?
It won’t. The people who will get hurt are the ones thinking government is there for them. Think no-budget-Illinois on a massive national scale.
Do some people deserve help? Of course. A better plan is badly needed. State’s that cut public aid of all types have suddenly found that the number really in need is greatly reduced overnight.
Complete collapse solves the problem fast. If reforms aren’t enacted soon it can’t be avoided.