the police are just minutes away.
Just because I need a minimal amount of government doesn't mean you've established an argument for an over-arching modern nanny-state involved in every aspect of my life.
Just because I need cholesterol to live doesn't mean eating a Big Mac at every meal is a good idea.
You're assuming that all their money belongs to the taxpayer. It doesn't. It belongs to them in the first place.
Not to mention use cases the spec writer hasn't even thought of.
I didn't say every single person will try to spend as much as possible when they don't have to pay the bill. I said they aren't incentivized to control spending. That's true.
It's just basic economics. When you aren't spending your own money, you aren't incentivized to control costs.
A lot of labor laws that are viewed as pro-labor were actually laws to prevent blacks from entering the market, since they would work for less money.
Most seem to be viewing this through the wrong grid.
College tuition is in bubble territory right now. That bubble is in the process of bursting. Kids with money are the way to prop things up for as long as possible. It's as simple as that.
"Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves, but Sam Colt made them equal."
" But thanks to the mindless 'fuck governmnet' attitude, at least here in the States, government is pressed for dollars at all levels."
It's only pressed for dollars because they really aren't efficient. And pension costs, etc. They get plenty of money.
I'm speaking as someone who interned one summer for a government job, my wife worked at a county government, and my mom spent an entire career in state government.
A plot to show people that libertarians are on to something.
Don't interrupt a good rant with facts and logic.
That's important to keep in mind and I agree. But it still stinks for the people who have trouble making the adjustment.
This is known as the old "Firefighters First" trick.
You could lay off your cousin who does nothing. Or you could close the fire department. Close the fire department and ask taxes to be raised.
Also known as the "Washington Monument" ploy.