Posted by Small Government UK
This following piece of text explains why democracies constantly head for disaster when politicians who promise to give the people more are in charge. For many people, these policies are often too good to refuse, but their long term effects can be disastrous (particularly when you view the current national debt).
The folks who are getting the free stuff don’t like
the folks who are paying for the free stuff, because
the folks who are paying for the free stuff can no longer
afford to pay for both the free stuff and their own stuff.
And the folks who are paying for the free stuff
want the free stuff to stop.
And the folks who are getting the free stuff want even more
free stuff on top of the free stuff they are already getting!
Now… the people who are forcing the people who pay
for the free stuff have told the people who are RECEIVING
the free stuff that the people who are PAYING for the
free stuff are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.
So… the people who are GETTING the free stuff have been
convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the
free stuff by the people who are forcing some people to pay
for their free stuff and giving them the free stuff in the first place.
We have let the free stuff giving go on for so long that there
are now more people getting free stuff than paying for the
Now understand this.
All great democracies have committed financial suicide somewhere
between 200 and 250 years after being founded.
The voters figured out they could vote themselves money
from the treasury by electing people who promised to give
them money from the treasury in exchange for electing them.
The United States officially became a Republic in 1776,
236 years ago. The number of people now getting free stuff
outnumbers the people paying for the free stuff.
Failure to change that spells the end of the United States
as we know it.