Contrary to what you may have thought, our government is not a group of freely elected individuals sent by the people to represent them in our national governing institutions (the legislative and executive branches).
“It consists, instead, of administrative agencies staffed by unelected officials and linked to constellations of contractors, think tanks, quasi-governmental entities, and other elements of the Washington policy community that each year collectively write thousands of pages of rules and regulations possessing the force of law.”
Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg surveyed members of our nation’s governing infrastructure to see what they thought about the citizens they work for. “We learned that those who actually govern our nation do not think very highly of the American people. Many civil servants expressed utter contempt for the citizens they nominally served.”
Watch Bachner and Ginsberg present their findings in their book “What Washington Gets Wrong” Here
The graphic used shows the 80+ different anti-poverty programs that spends upwards of a $1 trillion a year. More