"When your money is taken by a thief, you get nothing in return. When your money is taken through taxes to support needless bureaucrats, precisely the same situation exists. We are lucky, indeed, if the needless bureaucrats are mere easy-going loafers. They are more likely today to be energetic reformers busily discouraging and disrupting production."
Henry Hazlitt (1894-1993)
When did Dr. Hazlitt deliver this prescient gem? 1946!
And believe me, in 1946 we did not have the huge numbers of bureaucrats, of any stripe, that we have now!
And of what we have now many, MANY are in fact "needless," and NOT "easy-going loafers." They are advocates and redistributionists.
AND THEY THINK OUR MONEY IS THEIR MONEY!
Can we doubt that? No. When we hear things like, "We will allow you to have this," and "we will let you keep that," we know exactly what they think, and who they think, we are.
AS anything, particularly an organization based on the organizational theory of bureaucracy, grows, it must necessarily get more and more inefficient.
AS it gets more and more inefficient it demands more and more support.
AS it takes more and more support it saps the life blood of the means by which it survives.
THUS IT MUST BE, TOO, FOR THE REST OF US. THE VAMPIRE SUCKS US DRY...
Please don't vote in 2012 unless you vote smart. I kind of like my blood.