Because the more power they get, the more things in your life will be decided by political means. The hated “special interests” (i.e., organized interests who aren’t you), sleazy Congressmen, unelected bureaucrats, those guys of the opposite party from yours who win the White House every eight years or so, the revolving-door lobbyists-contractors-appointees, etc., they all gain control, money, and power, and you lose all three.
And it’s not just going to be you paying more and more taxes, it’s not just going to be Grandma dying because they’re rationing “free” healthcare, but it’s going to be even the “big corporations” populists love to rail against even though, of course, corporations are composed of nothing but shareholders and employees. (If you think a corporation is making unconscionable, unjust profits, buy a bunch of stock in them and give the dividends to your favorite charity. Or keep ’em. Don’t be an idiot.) And those people will of course, lose their jobs, watch their 401(k)s decline, and lose their retirement as the money for available compensation gets shovelled into the hands of the power-hungry folks sketched above.
And, where do we end up? Banana Republic. Not the trendy store, the cheap, run-down slummy little country where your connections to the jefe or junta determine your fortunes in life.
The question raised by David “Spengler” Goldman is: Are we there yet? He says: Looks like it.
Your Œcumenical Volgi doesn’t want to think it’s the case, but he sees Goldman’s point.
Discuss among yourselves.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.