Daniel Greenfield writes in his excellent blog, Sultan Knish, No Business Like Government Business.


The corporation’s goal is to turn its shareholders into consumers; transforming free people into people who want free things so that the corporation of government can govern the people without being governed by them.

Once, Americans were shareholders of government. Today Americans are consumers of government. They aren’t calling the shots; they’re standing in line hoping for a special on health care in Aisle 1500.

And it can’t deliver any services in an efficient manner because its departments exist to employ incompetents who are bound by the rules to be even more incompetent than their actual inclinations, so that the system will be forced to hire even more incompetents on an annual basis.