Ever wonder why the worst, dumbest and most corrupt politicians keep getting elected over and over again? And the more they get elected the worse they become?
Our system rewards the fattest pig.
Congress steals most of our earnings and they put it in a big trough called the treasury. The pigs fight over how much of our treasure each one gets to slough off for their district. The more senior the pig the better it is at making the deals to get more share of the ill gotten gains.
As long as our local selfish special interests gets a lion's share of the booty we will keep electing and funding the same pig.
We no longer care how much the government wastes on the non-productive collecting and distributing of our treasure. We don't even realize how control of our wealth forces us to dance to their tune for our supper.
This is Socialism!
The sleight of hand of thievery that turns public interest into selfish interest.
It's the diametrical opposite to the invisible hand of competition of the free market that transforms our self interest into public interest by each individual maintaining their business and themselves at peak productivity and intelligently distributing wealth by merit.
As long as you continue to be jealous of your neighbors wealth, that jealousy will be taken advantage of by the con men to persuade you into allowing the age old scam of "taking from the rich to give to the poor".
Wake up and smell the Socialism!
There aren't that many rich people. Once you give them the right to steal they break into your house too. You may not have as much money but there are much more of you.
Of course they don't literally break into your house. No. The pigs in Government are too fat to work that hard. They force you to bring your wealth to them. Can't you hear the Godfather theme playing? Pay your protection money or else. You need a little time; don't have the money yet? No problem. Pay the vig; interest and penalties. If you don't pay the loan shark we confiscate your house, belongings and anything of value and then put you in jail to rot.
Repeal the 16th amendment that gave the Socialists the power to directly tax you and put term limits on the pigs in Congress and the Senate!