Government a hazard to all
To the Editor,
Re: Voters’ wishes rarely fulfilled, Opinion, Feb. 9.
Government has become a moral hazard. Governments and allied self-interest groups vote themselves benefits for which other people pay. This moral hazard defeats constituents’ wishes and sabotages the common good.
Government harm accumulates as debt and Canada has combined federal and provincial debt of $1.1 trillion. Repaying the debt falls mostly on the 11 million Canadians between ages 16 to 40, crushing the young generation.
We should know better than to let this happen. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently warned: “Human rights don’t assert themselves. Freedom doesn’t preserve itself all alone, and democracy does not succeed by itself.”
Government debt harms our families, our communities, provinces and nation. It underlies much of government’s moral hazard, and must be stopped.