Yeah, I agree. The government is corrupt because most of the politicians have their pockets lined with money from Big Pharma and big corporations. Until we get money out of our politics there will be no change, these groups will continue to buy our politicians and set down laws that will only benefit them and the groups that pay them. That's the biggest issue that's facing the American people and one I'm fighting against.
I disagree with solely relying on private charities to provide a safety net such as healthcare and affordable housing and also free education. It doesn't work like that.
Obviously we as a society are far better than we were in the past thanks to modern technology, that's just common sense, no one's arguing that. Just because we are better than past peoples doesn't mean we're at our pinnacle and we shouldn't advance to include programs and policies to give everyone a social safety net. That's what happens in civil societies, we take care of the most vulnerable and give them a helping hand.
Then stop voting for parties AKA the Democrat party that wants to increase the government's power. Private charities are great because there is a lot to choose from and since they are nonprofit, we know most of our money is going to a good cause instead of the man in the middle aka the government. Also, we can help people like our families or even strangers without private charities.
We got that technology mostly due to private companies and not the government. The only exception when the government help us with technology and made our lives better is usually through military/defense spending. Which is why I don't mind it as much unless we go to useless wars or pay for useless things.