Skipjack wrote:If we understand government as a gang of thieves balance will be restored.
Ok, I guess your worldview is different from mine. I dont see government as a band of thieves. I see government as a provider of a service (or many services for that matter).
Of course like any other service provider, I have to pay for the services I receive.
The difference is that- unfortunately- we have to bow to the opinion of the majority in regards to what services we receive and how much we have to pay for them. It is not always fair and not always perfect, but I have yet to see a better system.
The only service I have ever received from the federal government are those spelled out in the enumerated powers. You know, the ones that make sense.
Other than those, I have never received a single thing from the federal government. Not one service. Not one cent.
When some people pay for services without receiving and others receive without paying then some people tend to think of it as thievery - at least those doing the paying do. When those receiving outnumber those paying, then the end is near. You claim not to have seen a better system. But you haven't even seen this system to its conclusion. The band-aids won't work forever. The numbers don't add up. Eventually, it is going to crash.
The better system was when the federal government had a list of powers that it was supposed to take care of - and nothing else.