Will the Pandemic Promote Political Power in Perpetuity?

Source: American Institute for Economic Research
by James Bovard

“One year ago writing for AIER, I asked, ‘Will the Political Class Be Held Liable For What They’ve Done?’ Lockdowns at that point had already destroyed more than ten million jobs without thwarting the virus — a debacle that ‘should be a permanent black mark against the political class and the experts who sanctified each and every sacrifice.’ No such luck. … The political class is coming out of the pandemic with far more power and prerogatives. Biden’s stimulus windfalls for lockdown governors is like giving $100,000 bounties to drunk drivers who crashed their cars. … Biden’s profusion of new handouts put a halo over his tax hike proposals and, perhaps more importantly, his plans to unleash the IRS to be far more aggressive against Americans. The more politicians promise to give some people, the more they entitle themselves to seize from everyone else.” (05/26/21)