Thursday, September 03, 2009
Daniel Henninger gets it with the term "lumpen bureaucratariat," as in:Links to this post
In short, the lumpen electorate works, and the lumpen bureaucratariat spends. They get away with it because they have perfected the illusion that no human hand causes these commitments. The payroll tax just happens. Entitlements are "off-budget," presumably in the hands of God. This is government without the responsibility of governance.To reply, email texthepontificator at yahoo dot com.