I agree with the answers that others have posted.
The answer is the dual problems of the huge debt, and the fundamental attitude change in the population to a "whatever" mode with no long term
Its this "cant be bothered" attitude that lets the politicians do as they please, because they dont have to plan any more than a few very short time
ahead because the population cant be bothered thinking about those consequences either.
# Sell the family property so we can party this weekend? Sure.
# Go on a drug induced binge sunday night? Sure, Monday morning and having to turn up to work is HOURS away.
# Buy that new huge widescreen TV? Sure, the credit card doesnt have to be payed off for weeks yet.
# Politicians want to give us free # even though the country cant afford it? Hell yeah, I'll vote for that, I want free # today.
# Work hard at your job so you earn a reputation as a valued employee? But its friday afternoon!! Lets leave now and go to the pub!
# Take the time to do accurate work and pay attention to fine detail? CBF.
# Eat healthy so you live longer and enjoy the benefits of good health? Ppffhfhfh, Pizza time!
# Pay attention to the details of bills that Politicians want to pass? Too boring, the headlines are big and quick to read. That'll do.
# War against Iran? Hell yeah, they're all terrorists!!!! Thats what they say on TV.
# Politiciians say they have a plan to improve the economy by cutting backiugh;o;glhtlrth'reling all the itogiygefiwf? Fantastic!! Frankly couldnt
be arsed reading the detail, but I get more free # with this new plan!!
“Every country has the government it deserves.”
Joseph Marie de Maistre
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