If you hired an accountant who processed your refunds and took some of the money for himself without telling you would you go to him next year?
If the elevators in a hotel chain broke for lack of care, injuring or killing people, would you continue to go to that hotel chain? Would the hotel chain a different elevator maintenance company?
If the president of student body at your kids school blackmailed kids would he be replaced? get reelected?
If you hired a disposal company to get rid of refuse while you built a house, and found toxic chemicals in your backyard, would you pay them?
If you found out that the drug store in your neighborhood accepted payoffs to sell you animal antibiotics as generic drugs, would you continue buying medicine there?
OF COURSE NOT
The government does all of these things and worse all the time and we accept that as “how things are.”
If your kid used up his allowance and then said he needed more would you give him more? would you do it again? Of course not. But the president just did that. didn’t he? And people got so worried they no insults were great enough for those people who said. Hey, wait a minute.
If an accountant set aside part of your money for you to use when you got old and ten used it to pay day to day bills without telling you, would’t you fire him. But isn’t that what the government did with the social security fund?
If the president of student body at your kids school blackmailed kids would he be replaced? get reelected? but isn’t this what politicians do all the time?
If teachers gave better grades when parents gave the money, free vacations, club memberships, how long would he or she last. But isn’t that what lobbyists and politicians do all the time
But, people say
It isn’t a great system it’s just better than any other.
It’s time to ask ourselves whether that is true.
Is this the best we can do