An excellent NYT article on how government programs that subsidize costs and/or transfer funds from one group of people (typically the wealthy) to another group of people (typically the poor) – basically all welfare and entitlement programs – grow to consume all in their path. These programs will destroy us. The beast only knows how to grow, and grow it will.
This phenomenon is nothing more – or less – than buying votes. Take from one group of people to buy the votes of another. The beast MUST grow because the only alternative is for it to kill itself.
I have tremendous sympathy and respect for those in Congress who fought against Obamacare to the recent extreme of shutting down the government. If only they would have won. This is terribly important fight.