Politics As Usual
- is it -
? Cooperation or Exploitation?

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Politics = Exploitation

"none of the promises that have been made to you will be kept.

This includes explicit promises to provide income security and healthcare entitlements, etc., and implicit promises that don't need to be stated: a currency that holds its value, high-functioning public infrastructure, etc."
http://charleshughsmith.blogspot.com/2018/02/our-approaching-winter-of-discontent.html

Exploitation of people by governments is not hard to find. New York is particularly adept in this regard. Take the NYS Thruway as an example.

"First off, the State promised in 1954, upon the opening of the thruway, that the bond would be paid off in 1996…at which time the state claimed that the tolls would disappear. Unfortunately, for the citizens of NYS, an entire institution grew around the thruway and it became a cash cow for the state."

So, SURPRISE!, tolls did not end, as promised, once those bonds were retired. They went up instead.

As with the NYS Thruway, costs will go up while benefits will not. Where are those 'solutions' governments promised at great cost? Two of the most costly federally legislated 'benefit' initiatives are classic examples of getting less while paying more - Social Security and health care. How 'great' did those Great Society Programs turn out for the country? Did the War on Poverty end poverty? Has the Department of Education improved education outcomes? Has the War On Drugs worked? Wherever one looks results are disappointing at best. People will begin to notice. Then they will begin to question.

Your pension is a lie. The League of California Cities release a report last month finding that “rising pension costs will require cities over the next seven years to nearly double the percentage of their general fund dollars they pay to CalPERS”? The report also found that “for many cities, pension costs will dramatically increase to unsustainable levels.”
http://www.rstreet.org/op-ed/calpers-pounds-the-table-in-response-to-reports-showing-a-looming-state-pension-crisis/

California is no exception.

Rhode Island Pension Cuts Set Chilling Precedents

Pension Fund Problems Worsen in 43 States

Drained pension fund has retired New York union workers pinching pennies to survive, as doom looms for reserves across U.S.

New York City Pensions Are Still in Crisis

Democrats and Republicans have legislated decline. A shrinking economic pie is the new reality for most Americans.

The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government began recording it five decades ago.

https://www.cnbc.com/id/44962589

source:Wikipedia

Yet, Credit Card, Student And Auto Debt All Hit Record Highs while personal savings rate just shy of all time lows.

That GDP growth was financed by even more government debt growth. See How Debt Is Killing The American Dream.

All of this is done in the name of 'The Common Interest' but realistic objective assessment should cause people to ask if waste, fraud, abuse, failure and debt slavery really is a 'common interest'. Then wonder just whose interests are served by government action. Is it to your benefit? Or is it at your cost? Is government your solution or your problem? Would you benefit more with less of it? For increasing numbers of people benefits shrink and costs go up. The American Dream becomes a nightmare.

"A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take away everything you have."
Thomas Jefferson

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