Did you hear the one about the Democrat freshman Congresswoman who said we need to start having fewer children (or none at all)? Save the planet and all that. She’s also on team Welfare State. Medicaid for all. Free College. Guaranteed Income. A mission impossible if there are not enough people alive to pay the freight.
To fund all that free stuff the government needs revenue. To generate cash flow the state needs something or someone to tax. You can’t embrace a policy to cut the population (and by extension productivity) while exponentially increasing the sums necessary to bankroll utopia.
Nothing to do but suffer through the forced march into decline and disaster. At least we don’t have to look far to find recent failure.
Like many developed nations, Finland has an ageing population that is putting financial pressure on its social welfare systems.
As an increasing number of people live longer in retirement, the cost of providing pension and healthcare benefits can rise. Those increased costs are paid for by taxes collected from of the working-age population – who make up a smaller percentage of the population than in decades past.
Finland’s entire government just resigned over its inability to make the math work.
Finland’s entire government has resigned over its failure to achieve a key policy goal on social welfare and healthcare reform.
Prime Minister Juha Sipila said he was “hugely disappointed” in the outcome.
Impossible Math Meets Reality
Finland has a massive welfare state and even tried to implement a state guaranteed income. More of that impossible math added to a formula already doomed to fail.
Nations with aging populations need to encourage people to have more children not fewer. To get out of the way and allow private business to find more efficiencies. Let job creators create needs that new employees can fill. Optimize output and productivity. None of which is possible in a
The same political system that is telling us we need to have fewer children. A system lead by people who are not actually stupid. Some of them are quite clever. So, since none of this has any hope of working, what it that they hope to accomplish?
It’s not a better life for you. It’s about a better life for them at your expense. No matter the cost.