"As government increases in quantity, our lives decrease in quality."
This is something that everyone knows who has had to deal with the gubment for any reason. The bureaucracies increase in number, with its offices and officers. The rules and regs necessarily have to increase in number and get more complex with detail. Paperwork and personal responsibility has to increase in difficulty and time requirement as we are all burdened by more and more gubment demands.
Of course our lives decrease in quality!
Every time the gubment imposes anything, it does nothing but make life harder.
One of Jefferson's complaints made in the Declaration of Independence was this: "He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance." We have allowed far more gubment intrusion into our lives than our fore fathers revolted against as imposed by King George III!
Nearly two years ago, frustrated with the continual postal service price increases, I was unable to buy stamps. I wrote a blog about it here. One of the last things I said was, "YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE FUTURE OF HEALTH CARE. THE DIFFERENCE IS, THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE IT SO YOU CANNOT, CANNOT, CANNOT GO TO A PRIVATE PROVIDER FOR CHEAPER, QUICKER AND BETTER SERVICE."
The gubment intentionally makes it so you cannot go to a private provider to get the same "service."
Why would they do that? Because it improves our quality of life?