…is they do not do what they are SUPPOSED to do.
What ARE the jobs of Government? Well, primarily they are three-fold.
One: to defend the country against aggressors. Except most countries do not really HAVE any. So given the money they POUR into The Military, one suspects the only people they are trying to protect are THEMSELVES.
Two: to manage public services and collect taxes to fund them. Simple enough, you would think.
Organise those things that should ONLY be run by Government: health, education, utilities, public transport, justice, local services (collection of refuse, street lighting, etc.) Things that cannot be paid for as you go – and which cannot be entrusted to commercial interests.
Then generate sufficient funds from taxes – the poor paying the least and the rich paying the most.
With both people AND companies, the successful ones pay more tax – but not to the point of suffocation, as that would stifle enterprise. And the struggling ones pay less, to help them BECOME successful.
Hardly rocket science.
And three: to make life EASIER for people. To INCREASE their Quality Of Life. And THIS is where they fall down – CRASH down, in fact.
Despite being ELECTED by We The People, every move they make conspires to make life WORSE for us. Since the heydays of the Sixties, they have imposed ever more rules, restrictions and “crackdowns” – all designed to remove our FREEDOMS. And used lies, tricks and subjugation to part us from our MONEY.
So what do they SPEND it on? Well, The Military get a sizeable chunk, but it is not all them. Much more is WASTED on FOLLIES. And the rest ends up feeding their fat-cat friends.
So what can you do?
Bugger all, except moan. Democracy is merely the illusion of choice (twixt the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea). Terrorism makes YOU the bad guy (and they ensure the public knows that). And activism achieves little (and they ensure that, as well).
At the end of the day, we are all SCREWED.
Maybe, in some other lifetime, I will Rule The World. And in addition to a People’s Charter, ensuring fair breaks for all, I will instigate a division NO Government has – a Department Of HAPPINESS…