"Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their consciences."
C. S. Lewis (1898 - 1963)
Notice how those who would interfere with the free market, thinking they can do it better themselves, make life more difficult in doing so?
Notice how those who would create bureaucracy on top of bureaucracy, thinking the new one will make things better yet, make life more difficult in doing so?
Notice how those who would regulate the free market to death, thinking the regulation does it better than a trillion decision makers can do independently, make life more difficult in doing so?
Notice how those who little by little chip away at freedoms and liberties, thinking that they can do better for the individual or the family than they can do for themselves, make life more difficult in doing so?
Notice how those who would do all those things above, thinking they can do "it" better (no matter what "it" is), do so in such a wasteful manner that their fixes cost more than anyone anticipated and they need more money, so taxes have to go up to fund more and more and more as "it" grows more and more and more, make life more difficult in doing so?
Remember Mr. Jefferson's prescient quote. He could say this BECAUSE, AS A STUDENT OF HISTORY, HE UNDERSTOOD BUREAUCRACIES, AND WHAT THEY CAN DO, AND CANNOT DO: "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."
All of the above is a short list that could be added to interminably. It is wasteful. It is inefficient. It is all done with the approval of the consciences, as Jack Lewis said. It has a common thread.
What is the common thread?
These statists, as they busily go about doing their doings, MAKE LIFE MORE DIFFICULT IN DOING SO.