Ronald Reagan once said, "We could say that government spends money like a drunken sailor, but that would be unfair to drunken sailors, because the sailors spend their own money." Government spends our money, since it has no money of its own. It has, as John Randolph called it, "That most delicious of all privileges—spending other people's money." To believe that runaway government spending will ever be slowed down, much less stopped, is to prove oneself to be the most naive of ninnies. We are, much to our chagrin, in the throes of what all democracies come to, as was predicted by Alexander Fraser Tytler long ago.
According to Tytler: "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy." That our country, which has run on hot checks for years, while accumulating an unpayable national debt, is currently collapsing under loose fiscal policy is an incontrovertible certainty.
That the public treasury has become a political slush fund used by sleazy politicians to bribe gimme, gimme voters is bad enough, but when you lift the lid to look at the lamentable things our government is funding with our hard-earned taxpayer dollars, it's enough to throw any taxpayer into a temper tantrum. For instance, did you know that $15 million of our government's $1.9 trillion so-called COVID relief funds is being used to indoctrinate public school children in progressive social activism? Furthermore, are you aware of the fact that the Biden Administration is using your taxpayer dollars to fund things like a safe injection site for drug addicts across the street from a preschool? While the Biden Administration touts the site, where drug addicts are given crack pipes and allowed to shoot up with clean needles, as a safeguard against overdoses, it is totally oblivious to the imperiling of preschoolers by the presence of drug addicts coming out of the clinic as high as a kite.
Truly, one has about as much of a chance of cleaning up the Okefenokee Swamp with a plastic pail and shovel as they do cleaning up the loose fiscal policy of the Swamp in Washington D.C. We're swiftly sinking in the quicksand of our federal government's foolhardy financial policies. All the while, we're being told that it's building us back better or going to make us great again. What's most tragic, however, is we're stupid enough to believe that our government is spending us into prosperity by picking our pockets, bankrupting our treasury, and transforming us into the world's foremost debtor nation.