I am concerned with growth of the Parent state.
Some children are going to school longer, especially the ones who need it the most. In some charter schools, which have had great results, the children are going to school nearly 30 to 50 percent longer. They are going to school longer because they are behind others in their age group and because it takes time to teach what these children are missing. One of our solutions for the children, whose parents did not know how to raise them, was to take them out of their environment more, enforce discipline, and push them harder in their studies. The parent government treats these people as if they are children, which the irony is that they are.
The government is presently taking your money for retirement to pay for other's retirement and has been doing it for the past 70 or so years. Now the government has come up with a better idea of letting you keep your own money for retirement, instead of giving it to the government, but mandates, via federal law, what you can and cannot do with the money. The government also provides incentives to suggest what you should do with you own money. The parent government has moved from being treating me like a child to treating me like a teenager. I have more freedom, but I am bribed or threatened into doing the things which are good for me. It is better, by far, but still short of standing on my own two feet.
My question, to the pro-democratic anti-capitalists, is what becomes of these children who did not have parents? What happens to the children whose main teacher was the government? What do the parents, who are semi-responsible, but whose retirement decisions are strongly suggested by the parent government, teach their own children about saving?
In other words, once the government becomes your parent, how do you go back to standing on your own two feet?