It’s a fact that the number of smokers are falling but lung cancer is increasing.
It’s a fact that there has been no discernible warming of the climate for at least 15 years.
It’s a fact that obesity rates in the UK haven’t increased since 2007.
It’s a fact that Australia spent $500 million taking firearms from their population.
It’s a fact that in the first year (2012) when only the Australian police and the crims had guns gun related deaths, injury and armed robberies have risen with the latter rising an incredible 44%.
The number of people who died in car accidents in 2012 was way higher than 2011.
Edinburgh Council got their bin collection wrong again this Christmas, which saw mounds of full black rubbish bags along the roads of the affected areas in the city. They than had to bring in contractors at short notice and substantial cost to resolve the situation AGAIN!
I could go on. You get the picture.
What is government for? What is government good at?
Government is for protecting the people they represent in the most basic ways. Protecting us from aggressive attacks by foreign countries, dealing with foreign countries be they friend or foe, supporting a reasonable system of law which is impervious to wealth and emptying the bins etc.
What is government good at? Increasing the controls on our lives and taking more and more money from us in taxes. None of which is useful. None of which could ever be claimed as democratic.
Government actions do not work. Government don’t create jobs they just destroy them. Bailing out the banks destroyed hundreds of thousands of jobs. Increasing fuel duty and VAT increased costs to us all on all purchases and the raised the costs of suppliers we buy from who then cut back on staff when we cut back our spending.
Would it not have made mores sense, even although there isn’t any sense in doing this in the first place, to give the money from the quantative easing programme to us? That’s you an me. That is everyone getting a share? Every one would have gone out and spend and/or save it? It would have filtered back to the banks and also to the government via VAT, duty etc.
How small could we make government?
Which country in the world has the smallest government?
One thing is for sure, there isn’t a level of UK government which is working as it should.