It would be great if we could have a society that provides for a high standard of well being for its citizens. A secure and peaceful society with the facilities to provide well maintained urban and rural infrastructures, environmentally friendly energy sources, the highest levels of education for those who qualify and want it, decent health care for every person, dignity and comfort for senior citizens, security and caring treatment of the physically and mentally challenged, well equipped and staffed day care centres for pre-school children, adequately funded cultural and sport activities, as well as other conditions for the enrichment of human life.
Over the past several decades our politicians have been telling us that there was not enough money to fund many of these facilities, or that such facilities were unsustainable.
But the money has been there all along. When it comes to waging wars of aggression or bailing out greedy profiteers, fraudsters, and speculators, billions of dollars are suddenly made available at tax payers’ expense. No questions asked.
Our politicians have either allowed themselves to be duped into believing that the money was not there or have been deliberately, in the words of the then British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, “committing terminological inexactitudes.”