by Roger Roots, founder of Lysander Spooner University
Governments want their subjects sick, weak, scared and dependent. Every generation of Americans has seen its life expectancy improve. Until now.
A new Bloomberg News report finds that Today’s Americans are retiring later, dying sooner and sicker in-between.
Social Security alone has incentivized millions of Americans to work less, invest less, save less, and disregard their health. By itself, the program is responsible for making America at least 3 percent poorer. See here.
In fact, the government pays people outright to be sick and disabled, incentivizing millions to go on monthly disability checks.
Medical mistakes by government-approved doctors and facilities are now the third leading cause of death.
The pharmaceutical industry, gorged on government-subsidized money and regulations, has succeeded in making millions of Americans dependent on government-approved drugs.
Taxes and regulations prevent most poor Americans from launching productive businesses and hiring others. Today, roughly half of All Americans pay no taxes and live at the expense of the other half, through government. Americans now spend more on taxes than on food and clothing combined.
The U.S. now has the highest tax rates in the developed world.