" 'Need' now means wanting someone else's money. 'Greed' means wanting to keep your own. 'Compassion' is when a politician arranges for the transfer."
Joseph Sobran (1946-2010)
It's hard to understand economics when a people is conditioned to look to the gubment for satisfaction of its needs and thinks it's entitled to whatever the "gubment" provides.
Of course the gubment has nothing it hasn't taken prior from someone else. And to think that this trend is not frightening to these people!
What happens when "the people" are tapped out? Or can't give? Or STOP giving "voluntarily?" (Remember how we're told that paying our taxes is a "voluntary" act?)
We saw that infantile display in Wisconsin where people screamed at and gathered around and did damage to the state capitol building because they were going to be asked to pay a portion, A PORTION, of their medical insurance! And it was certainly less than I pay for my medical insurance! But what was the ultimate result of that Draconian (word used tongue in cheek) gubment reaction to the state's financial problems? Were their any lay offs? No. Is the gubment there now running in the black? Yes.
But that infantile display of entitlement will happen more and more, and grow more broadly nationwide, as we further and further run out of money with no where to go to get it. Then where will the entitled go to get their "deserved" funds?
THEY WILL TRY TO TAKE IT. WHY? BECAUSE THEY THINK THEY DESERVE TO.
London recently demonstrated that. Hence the second quote above, in the box. That will indeed be anarchy.
And when the gubment supports that anarchy it will demonstrate political "compassion."