Not Just Weird, But Perverse

As I wrote here, the central purpose of our federal government, as defined by the manner in which it spends money, is to transfer wealth from the young and the middle-aged to the elderly. This is, at best, an odd vision of the purpose of government. I am not aware of any political theorist or politician who has ever advocated it–openly, anyway.
But, as AARP reminds us, this transfer of trillions of dollars in wealth is not just odd but perverse, since the elderly are already the wealthiest segment of our society:
Given the current debate over the federal budget (or lack thereof), wouldn’t it be nice to see someone try to defend the principal de facto purpose of our government?


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